By GURACH WORRA
Kenya National Chamber of commerce and Industry (KNCCI) want media to be fair when reporting on upcoming Enterprises not to jeopardize their viability in the economy.
Speaking at a hotel in Malindi during a two day workshop retreat for the Chamber officials the second vice President for the Chamber ms. Fatma Elmawy said Media has a duty to help improve the deteriorating businesses but not to taint it especially during the onset of the covid19 pandemic.
Elmawy said unsabstianted reports will only drive away Investors who would otherwise have helped bussiness thrive in the time of crisis.
“The current trend of Media out burst is a bad taste to us as it will scare away investors and result to economic downfall ” she said.
The KICC Coast Regional Director Hassan Wario also defended the Chamber president mr. Richard Ngatia from accusation that he was linked with shaddy deals with KEMSA in the Covid19 equipment.
“What we are seeing in the media was meant to stop the Chamber president from helping the SMES in the country for their own benefit.”
“we should fight it to the bitter end so that SMES become the backbone of the economy of this country” he said during a press conference.
Mr.Richard Ngatia has so far strongly denied connections with the firm that was allegedly involved in supplying items donated by Jack Ma.
Ngatia has already gone to court to sue a section of the press that are spreading false reports tainting his name.
The two days retreat involves a training for six coastal county leadership on how to improve the small medium enterprises that were affected by the pandemic.
Tana river, Kilifi, Lamu, Taita- Taveta and Kwale county governor’s were in attendance.