INDUSTRIAL BOOST

MSEA refurbishing enterprises worksite for business growth

The Authority is deploying innovative approaches to ensure that MSEs have decent workspaces and equipment for production

In Summary
  • The site acts as a common user facility and an innovative workspace complete with machinery and an exhibition for the MSEs.
  • The juakali sector has a key role in the Big 4 Agenda Manufacturing pillar.
A carpenter cuts a piece of frame during the construction of the dias used during the swearing in ceremony of President elect Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium.
A carpenter cuts a piece of frame during the construction of the dias used during the swearing in ceremony of President elect Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium.
Image: CHARLES KIMANI

The Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA) is refurbishing the Masaku Juakali worksite to promote industrial activity in constituencies.

The site which houses over 1000 MSEs, acts as a common user facility and an innovative workspace complete with machinery and an exhibition for the MSEs to display and sell their products.

“By providing common user facilities and equipment, we are helping to boost production, quality and efficiency in the sector amidst the current challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Henry Rithaa Chief Executive Officer, MSEA.

The Juakali sector has a key role in the Big 4 Agenda Manufacturing pillar which envisages to provide employment and household livelihoods through numerous entrepreneurial activities especially in manufacturing, trade and services subsectors.

“We are working with other stakeholders in the public and private sector to provide innovative solutions that will unlock liquidity and provide working capital to cushion and revive the sector even as the pandemic evolves,” said Rithaa.

The Authority is deploying innovative approaches to ensure that MSEs have decent workspaces and equipment for production of standard and structured goods for local and international markets. In addition to the MSE worksites, MSEA has also refurbished and equipped 120  Industrial Development Centers countrywide with a further 58 centers ongoing for this financial year.

The intention is to strengthen the capacity of MSEs in value addition at the constituency level.