The above is informed by the fact that while COMESA has made significant strides in addressing barriers to trade, little has been done in the area of BUILDING PRODUCTIVE CAPACITIES for LOCAL INDUSTRIES to exploit the opportunities presented through elimination of the same.
For this reason and in line with the theme of the recent Summit held in Kampala Uganda 2012, COMESA has developed a draft policy strategy paper for the development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) which will be a guiding framework for member states seeking to support and develop the sector.
Richard N. Muteti
Chief Executive, Kenya National Federation of Jua Kali Associations;
Regional Project Manager, East African Community Jua Kali (MSEs) Exhibitions
Chairman, COMESA Business Council SMEs Workgroup
P.O. Box 6101-00100 Nairobi Kenya