The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has launched an online directory of locally manufactured goods, in the wake of the confirmation of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country.
The online portal is a directory of locally manufactured products aimed at forestalling disruptions in the market.
It will provide information on readily available products and services in the manufacturing sector to supplement imported finished goods as nations restrict the movement of people and goods.
The portal also seeks to support manufacturers to access intermediate goods available locally, especially SMEs who may be the hardest hit in case of stock-outs.
KAM Chief Executive, Ms. Phyllis Wakiaga noted that the directory offers quick and easy access to essential information and features of local manufacturers’ products and services.
“This is an initiative by the manufacturing sector to make sure that consumers are aware of the products available during this difficult time.”
It consolidates all the members under the association and their products. It contains robust information for customers, investors, partners and the media,” said Ms Wakiaga.
KAM said the directory will be updated regularly as more manufacturers provide information on how customers within Kenya and cross the east Africa region can buy various items at ex-factory prices.
“The public can explore the website and sign up for direct e-mails from the platform that will notify them on consumer news and new products by our members,” she said.