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EAC prods Kenya to resume vehicles manufacture

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by MkenyaMzalendo, Sep 30, 2010.

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    Kenya could resume manufacturing vehicles if a plan by the East African Community succeeds.

    Numerical Machining Complex (NMC), a State company that made the Nyayo Pioneer Car before it collapsed, has drawn the region’s interest to Kenya’s transport sector.

    A draft EAC industrialisation strategy identifies the company as a vehicle in making Kenya the region’s automobile industry leader.

    “A few industries do automobile assembly but they have not penetrated East Africa fully,” says the draft.

    Though NMC has not been able to manufacture cars, the government recently revived the company to produce vehicle spare parts and small machines like water pumps and generators.

    On Thursday, delegates met in Nairobi to discuss the proposed strategy.

    The draft lists Kenya’s transport sector and automobile industry among key sectors that can spur development in the region.

    The draft, The East African Industrialisation Strategy 2010-2030, was developed following a directive by EAC heads of state.

    It says major motor market players in the region concentrate on import and export.

    “It is important to develop this industry to strengthen the motor industry to meet growing demand,” says the draft, estimating that demand for imported vehicles in the region is US$1 billion (Sh80 billion).

    In the plan, governments intend to collectively transform their economies to industrial ones through identified flagship industries.

    Targeted industries are pharmaceuticals in Uganda, nuclear energy and agricultural equipment manufacture in Tanzania and Rwanda’s mobile telephony and ICT sector.

    Daily Nation: - Business News |EAC prods Kenya to resume vehicles manufacture
     
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    Nuclear Energy for Tanzania? Hapa tumeliwa. Sisi tutazalisha nishati wenzetu waanzishe viwanda!!! Sijui ni ***** gani aliyeafiki ujinga huu. Sisi tunayo infrastructure ya Motor Vehicle industry huenda hata kushinda Kenya. Tuna karakana ya Nyumbu Kibaha (kama bado ipo!). Kibaha tena kuna assembly plant ya TAMCO ambayo iko dormant. Pale Pugu (Nyerere) Road tulikuwa na assembly plants zaidi ya tatu - ipo ambayo waliuziwa Super Doll, kuna iliyokuwa inaitwa MTAVA, kuna iliyokuwa assembly ya matrekta ya VALMET. Vile vile tulikuwa na karakana zingine ambazo zingekuwa basis ya spare part industry - Kilimanjaro Machine Tools , Mang'ula Machine Tools na TIRDO. Hata BICO pale UDSM ingeweza kuwa part ya huo mkakati. Tutatengenezaje agricultural machinery wakati sisi siyo wakulima? Au ndiyo hizo ndoto za Alinacha za kilimo Kwanza ambazo hazina mashiko.
     
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    Unawezaje linganisha ASSEMBLY PLANT na kiwanda cha kutengeneza magari ya asili ya Afrika 100%? Kweli wewe umepotoka. Assembly plants ziko kwa wingi Kenya lakini zina-assemble magari ya mabeberu kama vile General Motors East Africa hapa Nairobi ama Leyland Motors kule Thika. Kuna tofauti kubwa kati ya kuassemble na kutengeneza from scratch. Magari haya yatakuwa na majina ya Kiafrika, sio kama akina BMW, sijui Toyota na Chervloret.
     
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    Nisawa tu kenya waacheni watengeneze magari, sis tufocus kwenye green development. Nyie msiwe na wasi, subirini hawa wakubwa wa policies ambazo zinashughulikiwa tartibu, yani mwendo wa kobe. Lakini mpaka hivi. Our toolbox is a half full, however, we do have mechanism to surpass Kenya GDP within three years, and take the MDGs trophy. Yes, I know what I am talking about. We need kenya as well we need them, what the fuss guys, relax and prepare your self for an economical transformation. Wazungu washatuonyesha jinsi wanavofanya wao ili tujifanyie sisi wenyewe. Children tanzania shall prosper. We are going to do farming and feed East Africa. Thank you
     
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