Home / Knowledge / News / Kenya to train leather tannery workers
Kenya to train leather tannery workers
20
Jun '11
Kenya's Ministry of Livestock plans to train two youth from every tannery at the Animal Health Training Institute. This was stated by Mr. Kenneth Lusaka, Livestock Permanent Secretary, while laying the foundation for a mini-leather tannery in Bungoma County.

The training would help the youth to learn skills for efficiently managing the tanneries. The trained personnel would, in turn, train the workers in their tanneries. This would help in generating employment and wealth in rural areas.

The new mini-leather tannery is being set up with an aim to revitalize the troubled leather industry in Kenya. The tannery would facilitate the animal breeders from North Rift region and Western province, who are now selling away their livestock at cheaper prices.

Mr. Lusaka said that the leather industry has been continuously contributing around four percent to the country's agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and around 1.5 percent to the national GDP.

He said that the earnings of the leather industry grew from Sh3.15 billion in 2005 to Sh4.02 billion in 2008, which indicates that the sector is ready to take a leap, and cited this as the reason for more farmers to join the leather sector.

He highlighted that by setting up new tanneries, the Government wants to uplift the living standards of the rural people by assisting them to be a part of the leather production ventures. The Government has already sanctioned Sh100 million for setting up three medium-sized tanneries in rural regions.

Mr. Lusaka further mentioned that value-addition is the best way to exploit the vast potential of the multi-billion dollar leather industry. The contribution of the leather sector to Kenya's GDP can be nearly doubled and new job opportunities can be generated by value-addition, he added.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

The Pakistan government has notified the ‘Duty Drawback of Taxes...

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Ghana’s ministry of trade and industry has set up a taskforce to...

Courtesy: Coach

Fashion | On 21st Oct 2017

US company Coach to change name to Tapestry from Oct 31

Coach Inc., a New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and...

Interviews View All

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

The decision is transformational

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.1%
No
12.9%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.4%
No
28.6%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.7%
No
10.0%
Skip
4.3%

Total Votes: 70

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
75.7%
No
11.4%
Skip
12.9%

Total Votes: 70


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search