The Mombasa International Trade Fair 2016 took place from 31 st August to 4 th September at the Mkomani Showground in Mombasa. The Trade Fair was officially opened by the President and Patron of the Agricultural Society Kenya H.E Hon Uhuru Kenyatta who was accompanied by other key Government officials who included the Governor for Mombasa H.E Hassan Ali Joho.
The five-day fair attracted more than 150 exhibitors including agricultural and livestock farmers, ministries, parastatals, financial institutions, institutions of higher learning, telecommunication companies, manufacturers and motor vehicle companies. In addition the trade fair attracted over 20,000 show goers both adults and children.
The well-known theme of ‘Enhancing Technology in Agriculture and Industry for Food Security and National Growth’ is an assurance that farmers and entrepreneurs will continually benefit from new technologies, innovations and value addition that promote both agribusiness and industrial development.
Guided by the Sustainable Development Goals, KWFT upheld excellence in the following two very competitive categories:
- Best Financial Institution Other Than Banks – 2nd Position
- Best Organization in Community Service Development – 2 nd Position
The KWFT stand was unique and customized to display the key economic activities done by the people of Mombasa County. On display was a demo showing KWFT’s exceptional home improvement portfolio, solar powered TV, solar water heating systems, swimming pool pumps & filters, water softening machines, motorboat engines, water purifiers, car wash machine and a multipurpose motor bike.
The youth of Mombasa County have greatly benefited from most of these products as they easily access affordable financing from KWFT and this has gone a long way in curbing vices and in turn fostering economic growth in the County.
KWFT appreciates everyone who visited our stand and remains committed to working with farmers, entrepreneurs as well as the County Government of Mombasa to enhance food security and national growth.