Government to Purchase Vehicles from the Local Manufacturers
Government has applauded the manufacturing industry in the country for showing continuous improvement and further vowed to support by buying vehicles from the local manufacturers.
The two local brands, Mobius utility vehicle and Kobi Motorcycle local brands have been manufacturing cars using locally acquired materials and were unveiled during the function which had brought together the manufacturers and the government officials.
Also unveiled were locally assembled luxury and heavy utility vehicles which included VW Tiguan and Toureg, Peugeot, Toyota Pick Up, Iveco heavy duty lorry and Mercedes Benz bus.
Addressing the function, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Dr. (Eng.) Karanja Kibicho, expressed that the Government was to start purchasing from the local brands in a bid to help the local manufacturing industry grow.
“The Ministry of Industrialization has given the list and we as the government has committed that beginning this financial year, we will buy those products locally so that we can spur the local manufacturing sector,” said the PS.
He further stated that the country looks forward to seeing 50 percent of the motor vehicle parts being manufactured in the country as its in line with The Big Four Agenda which seeks to improve manufacturing sector.
The manufacturing sector has the potential to contribute up to 15 percent of the country’s GDP by the year 2022.
Dr. Kibicho was speaking when the National Development Implementation Technical Committee (NDITC) inspected locally assembled motor vehicles.