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This is How More Jobs Can be Created through Increased Investment

Against this backdrop of a strong economy and an equally strong workforce, Kenya is ripe for drastically increased investment. For this to happen, we need to fully empower KenInvest and other investment stakeholders in the country. In the midst of this strong economy, we continue to have one of Africa's most skilled workforce. ...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 6th Mar 2021
  • 203
How Kenya Can Tap into The Water Sector for New Jobs

In the current national budget, Shs. 42.6 billion was allocated to development of water and sewerage infrastructure; Shs. 10.9 billion for the management of water resources; Shs. 8.6 billion to support water storage and flood control; Shs. 10.9 billion to support conservation of forests and water towers; KShs. 850 million to cater for rehabilitatio...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 20th Feb 2021
  • 162
Turn Your Side Hustle into Your Main Occupation

For a side hustle to turn into a main occupation, you must be like Eliud Kipchoge and just keep running. Do so during the great days of running a marathon below two hours and also during the bad days when you come in eighth in a marathon everyone expected you to win. Keep running. Keep selling that product. Keep planning and learning from your mist...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 24th Oct 2020
  • 388
How Many New Jobs has Your County Government Created?

A time has come for Kenyans to interrogate the gains of devolution so that we can build on those gains as we tackle hurdles that still stand in the way. This interrogation should not just be conducted by economists, politicians and large institutions like World Bank. Rather, it should be primarily undertaken by common Kenyans: students, boda boda o...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 19th Sep 2020
  • 237
This is how we can turn our hobbies and passions into businesses

Millions of Kenyans must zealously step up and fill the jobs void in their own unique ways. One of the ways we can do this is by turning our passions and hobbies into small or medium-sized enterprises that will create livelihoods for ourselves and others. We should all see the silver lining in the 1.7 million jobs that have been destroyed by the co...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 5th Sep 2020
  • 345

Ban Ki-moon the former UN Secretary General once defined sustainable development as 'the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.' Special Economic Zones (SEZs) can accelerate Kenya's walk along this pathway. SEZs ...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 19th May 2017
  • 98


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