Tanzania’s Ubongo bags Rotman Innovation of the Year Award

Through science and technology, Ubongo creates multiplatform learning that benefits children across Sub-Saharan Africa   Ubongo, a Tanzania-based nonprofit social enterprise and Africa’s leading producer of kids’ edutainment, is this year’s winner of the prestigious Rotman Innovation of the Year Award, worth $10,000 Canadian dollars (approximately 19 million Tanzanian shillings) The accolade is presented annually by Grand Challenges Canada, a Canadian not-for-profit organization that invests in local innovations that address critical global health, humanitarian and Indigenous community challenges in Canada and low-resource countries.   The Rotman Innovation of the Year…

SASRA Signs MoU with DCI to Combat Fraud in SACCOs

The Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to formalize the establishment of the Sacco Societies Fraud Investigation Unit (SSFIU). The signing of the MOU signifies an important milestone towards the realisation of the Authority’s reform agenda of entrenching corporate governance practices among SACCOs as well as the fulfilment of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive issued in July 2019 to establish the Unit. Speaking during the MOU signing ceremony, SASRA Chairman John Munuve said: ‘’ We view this MOU as an…

IGAD to build support for Implementation of Regional Infrastructure

  The African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga today opened a 3-day Development Partners Roundtable on IGAD Regional Infrastructure with a rallying call on governments in the Horn of Africa Region to reverse the slow pace of action on infrastructure – the most important enabler of trade among African nations. Themed Interconnecting Member States for Regional Integration and Trade Competitiveness, the roundtable aims to secure support for regional Infrastructure to promote economic development and integration as it offers unrivalled opportunity for the development partners to exchange views and…

Manufacturers push for consumption of locally produced goods

Manufacturers have called on Kenyans to embrace locally produced goods to inject additional impetus into the economy’s recovery. Speaking during the official launch of the Changamka Kenya Shopping Festival, Mucai Kunyiha, Chairman of Kenya Association of Manufacturers explained that the event had been designed as part of broader efforts by the producers’ umbrella body to build confidence in the quality of their products. The festival, which will feature over 120 companies from a variety of industries, is expected to expose Kenyans to new innovations and wide selection of goods.  “We…

Kabogo Drums Up Support for His Tujibebe Party

Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo’s Tujibebe Wakenya Party has continued to attract much support across the Country and mostly from the Mount Kenya region. The party has so far opened offices across the region under political parties’ guidelines. Kabogo who is the party leader has been holding a meeting with hundreds of aspirants in preparation for the 2022 General Election while also traversing across the Country drumming support. During the recent interview with the media, Kabogo said that he is optimistic that his party would rebuild the economy and transform…