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China on frontline in promoting skills development in Kenya: diplomat

NAIROBI, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Flourishing Sino-Kenya bilateral ties have lately focused on human resources development to bridge skills gap across key economic sectors in the East African nation, an official of the Chinese embassy in Kenya said.

 

Guo Ce, Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Chinese Embassy in Kenya, said Beijing has prioritized skills and technology transfer to empower local youth in its bilateral cooperation with East Africa's largest economy.

 

Guo singled out Chinese companies for providing a platform for Kenyans to hone skills and earn decent wages.

 

"According to the released data by Kenya-China Economic and Trade Association, 78 percent of full time employees and 95 percent of part-time employees are locals in Chinese companies currently operating in Kenya," Guo said in a recent statement issued in Nairobi.

 

He also noted that local Kenyans working for Chinese companies are rising through the ranks to occupy senior management positions.

 

Chinese enterprises have been at the forefront of transforming Kenyan communities through investments in job creating projects and training of unskilled youth to boost their employability.  Read the Whole Article.

 

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