Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Govt employees to don uniforms from locally made textiles
Govt employees to don uniforms from locally made textiles
05
May '10
During the ongoing Labour Day celebrations, Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, made an announcement of a hike of 10 percent on the basic minimum salary for the country's workforce, along with a directive to govt service providers to purchase locally made textiles.

While announcing the same at Uhuru Park Nairobi, the PM stated that, the hike was intended to reduce the effect of high commodity rates on workers, as the prices had already pulled down their purchasing power.

PM has already directed the Ministry of Labour to execute the rise in pay till a minimum salary of 10 percent. Further more, this will the first-ever rise in minimum salary in a span of five years.

In 2008, the Head of State failed consecutively, for the second time, to announce a hike in pay, blaming the global economic meltdown. Later, Labour Minister, John Munyes, had announced the establishment of a special committee to look into the matter.

According to Odinga, employing 750,000 young Kenyans, leaving school every year was the biggest challenge of the government, which it must tackle and win.

So to help the government face this challenge, certain measures are being formed that would safeguard the industries against unjust competitions, thereby, protecting jobs.

In addition, Kenyan armed forces, police and prison matrons or guards have been directed to purchase uniforms and other apparels from Kenyan local manufacturers. This, according to the PM, will help sustain many jobs and protect the struggling textile industry.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

GST to positively impact retail value chain: CBRE

The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in India...

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

MEGlobal to build first ever US MEG plant

Monoethylene glycol (MEG) producer MEGlobal plans to construct a new...

Courtesy: Ulster Carpet

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

Ulster Carpets acquires Griffith Textile Machines

Northern Ireland based manufacturer of carpets, Ulster Carpets said...

Interviews View All

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

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

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

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

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

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

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

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
March 2017

March 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search