President Kenyatta To Witness As Kenya Is Feted In Dubai
Written by Inka FM on 16 February 2022
President Uhuru Kenyatta will be the main guest as Dubai celebrates Kenya Day at the world famous Dubai Expo 2020.
Kenya Day, according to organisers, “will involve celebration of the diversity in Kenyan cultures through among others, music, art, Kenyan cuisine, local dance, Kenyan history, looming and weaving, sports, and the country’s rich languages.”
Kenya is one of over 150 countries across the world that are taking part in the Dubai Expo 2020 to showcase some of its greatest offerings to potential tourists and business investors.
All the countries taking part in the Dubai Expo 2020, have a dedicated day to celebrate their culture and offerings.
Accompanying the president are Cabinet Secretaries Peter Munya, Najib Balala, Betty Maina and a host of other dignitaries and leaders from the private sector.
The Dubai Expo 2020 which started late last year is the first World Expo hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.
Kenya, which has a stand at the Expo has been a major attraction with over 200,000 people visiting the Kenyan pavilion.
The Consul General of Kenya to Dubai and the Northern Emirates Amb. Peter Mwendwa thanked President Kenyatta for agreeing to grace the Kenya national day at the Expo 2020 Dubai on 16th February.
“We feel very happy and privileged that our national leadership is leading from the front in terms of ensuring Kenya remains visible at the global arena. We are sure that this will bring us a lot of gains in terms of boosting our country’s economy,” Amb. Mwendwa said.
At the Kenyan stand at the Expo 2020, Amb. Mwendwa said Kenya has been showcasing what it has to offer in terms of investment opportunities in the manufacturing, agriculture and tourism sectors.
“This is definitely going to be a game changer due to our proximity to the huge market of the Middle East. You are talking about, if we take the example of horticultural products, a market of over $ 2.6 billion. You can imagine what that will do to our economy if we can get just a small chunk of that,” Amb. Mwendwa said.
The Ambassador termed Kenya’s participation at the Expo 2020 as part of the country’s post-Covid recovery strategy because it comes at a time when more visibility is required in terms of creating investment opportunities in the country.