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Private sector, youth key to Africa’s growth – Kenyatta

KELVIN CHONGO, Lusaka
KENYAN President Uhuru Kenyatta says the private sector, innovators and the youth are the keys to drive Africa’s growth.
President Kenyatta has also called on African governments to formulate right policies for the private sector, innovators and the youth to play a bigger role in their economies.
He said this in a post on his official Facebook page while in Ndola, where he was the chief guest at the 51st Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF).
“I urge governments to create favourable environments for businesses to operate and also enable the youth to participate in economic activities so as to achieve an all-inclusive socio-economic development,” he said.
Mr Kenyatta said the private sector in Africa should also create links with each other because international trade and investment is the main driver of international relations in today’s world.
He said he knows that African countries are all determined to seize the day, to make up for lost time, and to raise the continent to its rightful place in the world.
President Kenyatta has however said these will remain little more than dreams if they do not unleash the energy and imagination of entrepreneurs, innovators, and young people.
He said one of the reasons Kenya is hosting the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in July is to tap into the potentials of international trade and investment driven by the private sector.




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