•Ministry of Energy CAS Zachary Ayieko lauded the progress and commitment of the manufacturing sector in ensuring energy efficiency and conservation.
•KAM Chairman Mucai Kunyiha noted that the association has resolved to remain efficient in order to realize Kenya's green growth and circular economy goals.
British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya-Nairobi is the winner of this year's Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) Energy Management Awards (EMA).
The company emerged the overall winner of the award in which the same institution’s Thika Branch took the runners up award.
Speaking at the award ceremony in Nairobi on Friday, Ministry of Energy Chief Administrative Secretary Zachary Ayieko lauded the progress and commitment of the manufacturing sector in ensuring energy efficiency and conservation.
“We commend the close collaboration between the Ministry and Kenya Association of Manufacturers to champion for energy efficiency across various sectors in the country. We remain committed to ensuring a constant supply of sustainable and efficient energy," Ayieko said.
Trade and Enterprise Development PS Johnson Weru affirmed the government's commitment towards resolving trade issues affecting manufactures in the country.
"As we celebrate energy efficiency, we must also now start to look at the impact of energy efficiency in advancing our trade in the region and globally,”he said.
KAM Chairman Mucai Kunyiha noted that the association has resolved to remain efficient in order to realize Kenya's green growth and circular economy goals.
“We continue to champion the adoption of new environmental concepts and technologies to drive efficiency and help manage waste. It is paramount that the government creates an enabling environment for this to happen and ensure consistency,"Kunyiha said.
This is by doing away with constraints that hinder the achievement of these goals, such as the 16 per cent VAT on LPG and clean cooking, imposed through the Finance Act, 2021.
Other winners at the Energy Management Awards 2021 include Umoja Rubber Limited(Renewable Energy Award), Kenya Breweries Ltd-Nairobi(Water Management Award) and Mombasa Cement Vipingo (Thermal Energy Savings Award).