LG Receives Over 220 Recognition and Awards for Its Latest Innovation At The CES 2023

Making a triumphant return at this year’s CES®, LG Electronics (LG) took home its most awards ever compared to previous years – with more than 220 recognitions honoring top innovations across its home appliance and home entertainment categories. Among the top honors received by LG at CES 2023 was the coveted, Engadget Best of CES Award in the Best Home Theater Tech category for its groundbreaking LG SIGNATURE OLED M (model M3) – the world’s first wireless OLED TV with Zero Connect technology. With 2023 marking the 10th anniversary of LG’s revolutionary OLED TV, the…

CERVICAL CANCER: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ‘SILENT PANDEMIC’

For a long time now, cervical cancer has been one of the most lethal non-communicable diseases among women. Despite the many interventions that have been put in place by the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to contain it, studies and projections reveal a worrying trend for women across all ages. The risk of cervical cancer is an existential one, especially among medically under-served populations of the country; this is mainly because of the under-utilization of available cervical cancer screening services. According to the Ministry of Health, about 3,211 women…

EABL Registers A 4% Growth In Net Sales For H1 2022 Results

East African Breweries PLC (EABL) has reported Kshs 57.3 billion in net sales for the half year ended 31 December 2022, representing a 4 percent growth compared to the same period last year. During this period, Group volumes declined by 4 percent year-on-year, as price increases impacted consumer purchasing patterns, mainly in mainstream and value segments. “EABL faced an exceptionally challenging time related to macro-economic volatility and drought situation across East Africa, global inflation, and geo-political disruptions related to the Russia/Ukraine war. This was further compounded by excise-related price increases…

BasiGo, AVA Partner To Deliver 1000 Buses

By Vallary Akinyi Kenyan electric mobility startup BasiGo has partnered with the Associated Vehicle Assemblers Ltd (AVA) to assemble its buses in Mombasa as demand for electric vehicles is forecasted to rise in the coming years. The companies project to make over 1,000 electric buses in the next three years, creating over 300 jobs in manufacturing, charging, maintenance, and financing. Under the deal, AVA will assemble 33-seater buses as the company seeks to phase out 25-seater buses used in its pilot project. “BasiGo is committed to delivering electric buses that…

KAM, IDH Partner To Drive Textile And Apparel Industry Competitiveness

Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has partnered with IDH Kenya to drive the competitiveness of the Textile and Apparel Industry in Kenya. The partnership shall be driven through the 3-year Sustainability for Competitiveness Project. Speaking during the partnership launch, Principal Secretary, State Department of Industry, Dr. Juma Mukhwana appreciated the role of the Textile and Apparel sector in driving the country’s economic growth. “The government has prioritized the Textile and Apparels Sector as a key driver of job creation, exports development, forex exchange and industrialization. Addressing the cost of compliance, the technical capacity to conform to compliance requirements and making the…

FAMILY BANK OFFICIALLY FLAGS OFF HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2023

302 bright but needy students have received scholarships through Tufuzu na Elimu programme by The Family Group Foundation in an event graced by the Director of Education. The Foundation set aside KES 60 million to cater for tuition, accommodation, school uniforms, upkeep and regular mentorship programmes for four years for the beneficiaries selected across 32 counties. Speaking during the students’ commissioning ceremony in Nairobi, the Director of Education Dr. Chacha Mwita commended the efforts made by The Family Group Foundation in extending equitable access to education. “As a Ministry, we are fast-tracking reforms to…

LG Customers to Upgrade Home Appliances Via LG ThinQ UP Without Making Additional Purchases

LG Electronics (LG) has announced the global launch of its LG ThinQ™ UP upgradeable home appliances including refrigerators, washers, dryers, oven ranges, and dishwashers. Able to adapt to the unique needs and changing lifestyles of each customer, LG’s appliances enable users to enjoy new features and functions without having to make any additional purchases. Giving his remarks on this new direction, LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company President Lyu Jae-cheol said, “ LG ThinQ UP is not only a new paradigm in the home appliance industry but also an innovative, new…

Business Continuity For Samsung Electronics’ DS Division As It Obtains Its ISO Certificate

Samsung Electronics Ltd has announced that its Device Solutions (DS) Division attained the ISO 22301 Certificate, the international standard for Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). The ISO 22301, awarded to Samsung by the British Standards Institution (BSI), certifies that an organization’s ability to resume its business after a crisis, or its resilience, meets global standards. “We will continue to enhance our business resilience and maintain a robust business continuity management system to handle not only conventional crises but also newly emerging issues such as global supply chain disturbance,” said Taeyang…

ECO.BUSINESS FUND,FAMILY BANK PARTNER TO STRENGTHEN AGRICULTURAL LENDING CAPACITY IN KENYA

The Development Facility of the eco.business Fund has partnered with Family Bank in Kenya to offer specialized agrifinance training to Family Bank staff to optimize the bank’s capacity to reach sustainable agri-businesses and better identify eligible sub-borrowers. The agriculture sector is vital both to Family Bank and the Kenyan economy. Therefore, the fund has identified several activities to boost the bank’s agricultural lending capacity including a tailored training on lending to the agricultural sector. The new training program is in line with the Development Facility’s technical assistance mandate to build staff capacity and implement…

LG Unveils Minimalist Design Appliances Featuring Recycled Materials Inside and Out

LG Electronics (LG) has introduced a new line of minimalist-design appliances, including a washer and dryer, at CES 2023. Distinctive and durable, the products reflect LG’s strong commitment to sustainability, featuring recycled materials inside and out, and requiring fewer parts and less energy to make than conventional appliances. Taking a “back to basics” approach, the new range focuses on the essence of each appliance, removing all unnecessary design elements to deliver a timeless, minimalist aesthetic. Speaking while making the reveal, LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company President Lyu Jae-Cheol said, “Sustainable,…