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- Tax Awareness: Kara receives Presidential Award for promoting tax awareness & education
- Urban Development: Implementation of Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan (NIUPLAN) Begins
- Service Delivery: Kara nominated to be a member of taskforce on promoting better service delivery
- Business Expo: Have you registered for the Kara Business Expo & Conference?
- Sustainable Development Goals: Government Urged to invest in public awareness and education
- Transport: We need planned cities to cater for pedestrians and motorists
Tax Awareness: Kara receives Presidential Award for promoting tax awareness and education
KARA was honoured to be among the Presidential Awardees during the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Taxpayers’ Day 2016. At an event organized by KRA on 28th October 2016 to celebrate taxpayers in Kenya, KARA received the Distinguished Taxpayers 2016 Award for Rental Income Awareness. This award is as a result of the partnership KARA had with KRA to promote public awareness and education on Tax Amnesty on Rental Income and the simplified tax rates across the country...Read_More
Urban Development: Implementation of Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan (NIUPLAN) begins
The Nairobi City County Government (NCCG) has embarked on implementation of the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan (NIUPLAN) whose preparation was finalized in 2014. The goals of the plan include: To provide spatial order of physical investments; Enhance quality of life for inhabitants; Guide investments by providing location criteria; Embrace the evolving urban policy regime in integrating social economic, environmental and political issues under one unitary framework. The County Government has identified priority programs in various sectors to be undertaken under the NIUPLAN. The sectors include urban development; urban transport; infrastructure development; Environment and urban development management. Kara has been invited by the County Government to be part of the team that will monitor implementation of the plan and provide feedback. We intend to play an active role not only in monitoring implementation of the plan but also in the design of the various projects under the plan.
Service Delivery: Kara nominated to be a member of taskforce on promoting better service delivery
Kara has been nominated to be part of a taskforce to be appointed by the Governor to engage Nairobi City County Government in finding solutions to the challenges facing businesses and residents of Nairobi. The proposed taskforce draws its membership from the members of Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) coalition currently hosted by Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM). Other proposed members of the taskforce include KAM, United Business Association (UBA), Kenya National Chambers of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI) and ...Read_More
Business Expo: Have you registered for the Kara Business Expo & Conference?
Preparations to host the KARA Business Expo & Conference on November 25 – 27, 2016 at the Sarit Center, Nairobi, are at an advanced stage. Join us in welcoming on board our latest sponsors: Wadi Degla Clubs; KK Security and Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Company. Thank you for identifying with this great event!
The expo & conference, under the theme Promoting Business Relations with Kenya’s Residents Associations, has been endorsed by Nairobi City County Government and will bring together organizations from both the private and public sector to showcase their products, services and capacity to serve the market. The participating sponsors, partners and exhibitors will have an opportunity to interact with Residents Associations, various invited groups and the wider public with a view to create new networks, seal deals and broaden their clientele base. The event is designed to uniquely blend businesses with Residents Associations for mutual benefit. Other confirmed sponsors include Safaricom Ltd, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Wananchi Online Ltd
Some of the confirmed exhibitors/partners include: Kenya Revenue Authority, National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Kenya National Chambers of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI), Kilimani Foundation, Optiven Ltd, Sun n’ Sand Beach Resort, Sai Office Supplies, Ideas Spot, Diva Interior Designers, Side Lake Enterprises, Youth and Success Association, Kenya Green Building Society, The Kenya National Federation of Jua Kali Associations (KNFJKA), Town and County Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK), SME-Pitch, Anti-Counterfeit Agency among others...Read_More
Sustainable Development Goals: Government challenged to invest in public awareness and education.
The 51st edition of the Kara Bi-monthly Talk Series (BTS) forum was held on 11th October 2016 on the theme: Understanding Sustainable Development Goals and expected impact on Kenya’s development. The forum was held against the backdrop of the recent adoption of the 17 SDGs by the global community. The goals are designed to guide the global development agenda and address socio-economic challenges such as climate change, poor sanitation, poverty, illness among others. During the BTS forum, participants challenged the Government to take lead in creating public awareness and education on the SDGs since the level of public awareness regarding the goals is still very low and majority don’t understand how the SDGs will impact on Kenyans…Read_More
Transport: We need planned cities to cater for pedestrians and motorists
Most people would agree that Nairobi is one of the most pedestrian-unfriendly cities in the world. It is a city built for the motor vehicle, not for people who ride bicycles or walk. Few of the new roads that have been built have pavements or bicycle paths alongside them. Yet, pedestrians and cyclists comprise the majority of road users in the city. If Nairobi were a place that catered to the needs of most of its residents, there would be more pavements, bicycle paths, public parks, and playing fields in the city...Read_More
Calendar of Events: September 2016
1 November - Kara Courtesy Call on Ms. Sicily Kariuki, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs
4 November - Ndakaini Dam Tree Planting Exercise
8 November - World Town Planning Day walk and cycling
8-10 November - Town and County Planning and Development Conference in Mombasa
9 November - U.S. Presidential Election Breakfast
15 November - Bamburi Cement Launch of Geocycle in Kenya
17 November - Safaricom Electro-Magnetic Frequency Booklet Launch
25-26th November - Kara Business Expo & Conference at the Sarit Centre