Justine Greening addresses private sector in Mombasa

Justine Greening in Mombasa
Secretary of State Justine Greening visiting Mombasa Port on 26 April 2016. She paid the port a visit to see the transformative effect of the UK-Kenya partnership. Picture: Marisol Grandon/DFID

UK Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, is currently in Mombasa on the latest leg of her visit to Kenya. Following this morning’s meeting with Turkana’s Governor Nanok, she arrived in Kenya’s second city to deliver an address to representatives from the private sector.

During her address, flanked by banners from the Kuza Project and TradeMark East Africa, she told attendees how there was a need to create more jobs for young people.

The UK-driven Trade Mark East Africa has already achieved transformations which are a key strategic asset for Kenya and East Africa more broadly. The Secretary of State held discussions with business leaders on investment and growth opportunities to ensure Kenya benefits from its growing youth population

While in Mombasa, she also met TradeMark East Africa’s (TMEA) Chief Executive Officer Frank Matsaert who showed the minister the strong TMEA and Mombasa Port results.

TradeMark East Africa

TradeMark East Africa ( TMEA ) is funded by a range of development agencies with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through trade.

It works closely with East African Community (EAC) institutions, national governments, the private sector and civil society organisations to increase trade by unlocking economic potential through increased physical access to markets, enhanced trade environment and improved business competitiveness.