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Survey will determine number of businesses, says authority

By Antony Gitonga | March 18th 2016

The Micro and Small Enterprises Authority has announced a nationwide survey to determine the number of enterprises in the country. The authority said it had enlisted the services of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) in the month long exercise that is set to begin next week.

The Authority CEO Patrick Mwangi said KNBS will partner with the World Bank and called on Kenyans in the targeted sector to accord the enumerators the necessary support.

Mwangi said the aim was to get the data that would help the Government plan and organise its engagement with the micro enterprises in the country.

Mwangi was speaking during a meeting to compile a report de-linking the Micro and Small Enterprise Authority (MSEA) from the Ministry of Industrialisation held at a Naivasha hotel.

While opening the meeting, Industry and Enterprise Development PS Julius Korir said since MSEA was formed in 2012 it has remained in the ministry, noting that time was ripe for the department to de-link.

Korir said MSEA’s mandate would be enhanced to bring private and public sector players together to advance its agenda to the larger public.

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