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East African business must create jobs, support regional integration

Published on October 11, 2016

Dr. Kituyi is due to speak at several events at the East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition, which takes place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 10 to 13 October. The event brings together leaders from the government and private sectors in the East African Community (EAC) states, as well as entrepreneurs and investors from abroad.

"Countries such as Kenya have some of the most dynamic business people, demonstrated by extraordinary technological successes and innovation," Dr. Kituyi said.

"But business also benefits from value addition, job creation, and regional integration, and must do more to make these things happen," he added.

Analysts have long recognised that business has a critical role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including by creating jobs. More jobs, in turn, mean fairer growth, more social stability, and larger consumer markets. Read more. Source | UNCTAD