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Local firms beg for protection from foreign competitors

Published on March 29, 2016

Local firms are begging the State for protection from foreign competition in public procurement, mostly in foreign-funded projects. The firms through their lobby, Kenya Manufacturers Association (KAM), have petitioned the Government to enforce local content legislation to help domestic firms compete against foreign counterparts for opportunities at home. KAM decried lack of proper enforcement of the local content clause under the Public Procurement and Disposal Act which has created loopholes that favor foreign companies and importation unsustainable for promotion of local industry. Read more. Source | Standard Digital