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

Textiles | On 26th Jul 2017

Q1 2018 revenue at Raymond soars 14%

The consolidated revenue of Raymond Limited for the first quarter of...

Textiles | On 26th Jul 2017

Textile Corp of America to create 1000 jobs in Tennessee

Textile Corporation of America Inc, a leading textile manufacturer,...

Textiles | On 26th Jul 2017

Leather & footwear industry expecting incentive package

India’s leather and footwear industry is anticipating an incentive...

Interviews View All

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Neel Sawhney
One Friday

‘The share of kidswear segment in the online sector is still small in...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts 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

July 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

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

Yes No

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

Yes No

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


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



X