Kenyan President William Ruto has commended the Canadian government for its significant support of the Blue Economy between the two countries.
Speaking on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at the State House in Nairobi during a courtesy call by Canadian High Commissioner Christopher Thornley.
“The exploitation of the sector’s resources is a key plank of the Bottom Up-Economic Transformational Agenda (BETA)”, said President Ruto.
He also called upon more Canadian Private sector participation through public-private partnerships.
“The Blue Economy exploits stand at Ksh 12 billion but can increase to between Ksh 120 billion and Ksh 180 billion respectively”, Ruto added in a statement.
The Canadian High Commission Christopher Thorney on the other hand said that Canada will significantly work hand in hand with Kenya on areas of mutual interest.
In addition, the High Commissioner thanked President William Ruto for the role Kenya is playing in conflict resolution in the Horn of Africa.
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