By Daniel Mwambonu – Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, December 7, 2019.
The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta will be a keynote speaker at the 2019 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of Countries Summit, Kanze Dena Mararo, Kenya’s State House Spokesperson has said.
Kanze Dena Mararo who was speaking, Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the State House in the East African country’s capital, Nairobi revealed the event will run from December 9-10, 2019, at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in downtown Nairobi.
As the host President, His Excellency will attend and make the keynote address at the conference that will be attended by over ten Heads of State and Government and thousands of delegates from across the world, the statement reads.
Kanze told reporters Kenya hosting ACP is as a result of a successful Caribbean visit made by President Kenyatta. The President made State Visits to the Caribbean nations of Jamaica and Barbados in August 2019. During the Visits, he held fruitful deliberations with leaders of these nations as well as a cross-section of leaders from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states, said the Spokesperson.
The President’s message to the leaders, and which was received well by all leaders, was that the time had come for the Caribbean and Africa to re-establish and re-ignite their historical ties through trade, people-to-people interactions and the joint pursuit of the African Renaissance agenda, she added, referring to what Kenyatta said while visiting the Caribbean nations of Jamaica and Barbados.
She also highlighted an upcoming State Visit by the Prime Minister of Barbados The Rt. Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, Wednesday, December 11, 2019, adding the visiting PM will be accorded a full State reception at the State House before holding private and bilateral talks with President Kenyatta and their delegations.
Ongoing heavy rainfall across Kenya, the groundbreaking of Lukenya affordable housing project and 2019 NYS pass out parade, National Debate on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Report were among the things the Press Secretary discussed in her address.