Kenya's infrastructure 'could improve movement of goods and ideas'
28 July 2009
Kenya's infrastructure needs to be developed to improve the movement of goods and ideas.
This is the assertion of Professor Calestous Juma from Harvard University's School of Government, who also stated developing countries could grow more efficiently if they borrowed money from richer countries.
"But this can only be achieved if Kenya invested in infrastructure that will be able to move goods and ideas much faster and provide technical training in areas such as engineering science," he said.
There is also need to create a fund for technology development and post science and research attaches to foreign missions abroad for skills that would be replicated at home, Professor Juma concluded.
Meanwhile, President Mwai Kibaki today called for development in infrastructure, trade and investment in Kenya to help the economy grow.
He asserted strategies must be devised to diversify the country's export base away from reliance on traditional exports by strengthening trade support networks as a way to enhance competitiveness.