NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya plans to enhance its labor
productivity in order to boost the competitiveness of
the industrial sector, a government official said on
the Principal Secretary of Vocational and Technical
Training in the Ministry of Education, told journalists
in Nairobi that Kenya has one of the lowest labor
productivity index in the world and this has made the
country a high cost manufacturing center.
going to prioritize on improving the technical skills
for the labor force so that we can produce globally
competitive industrial products,” Desai said.
He said the
low productivity rate is a huge concern which can be
easily fixed with a robust technical skills system.
that industrialists have shied away from Kenya and moved
to more competitive destinations in order to boost their
The PS said
technical and vocational training centers have in the
past been neglected as the country focused on expansion
He said many
nations have achieved industrialized status by
increasing enrollment rate in technical institutions.
of Education plans to increase the budgetary allocation
to the technical training sector so that more Kenyans
can benefit from the facilities.
technical skills help to improve labor productivity as
workers are more innovative.