As of 2012, the World Bank estimated that it took thirty-two (32) days to start and operate a business in Kenya compared to three (3) days in Rwanda, the lowest in the region.
- How could this be for the lion of East Africa, the hub of information and communications technology?
- Do business owners really need 'brokers' to facilitate registration of business forms?
- Are Kenyan government agencies hindering innovation, the growth of business, and the economy?
- If so, what are the impacts on the Kenyan economy and what can be done to truly launch growth that benefits more people in the Kenya and the region?
The East African Centre for Ethics and Philanthropy
will be hosting an open forum entitled "The Not-So-Hidden Cost of Doing Business in Kenya"
on Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 - 8:30, at the iHub.
You'll hear from entrepreneurs, civil society supporters, and media personnel concerning these issues and how, working together, they can be properly addressed.
We look forward to seeing you there.