The signing of the framework is a follow-up to the visit of French President Macron in March 2019, during which the two governments pledged to invest in infrastructure projects and boost trade and private investment and to benefit from the transfer of expertise and technology from French companies to our local businesses. In the agreement, the French government, through the French Development Agency (AFD), intends to finance a „technical transport assistance project” („PTA project”) through the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, with financial assistance of one point of five million euros (1.5 million euros). The project will promote the deepening of partnerships between Kenyan and French institutions in this sector. Finance Minister and Planning Minister Ukur Yatani welcomed the cordial relations between the French and Kenyan authorities. He said Kenya and the French government have continued to maintain development cooperation, strong economic and trade relations for decades. . The final beneficiaries of the PTA project include the Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) and the Nairobi Area Metropolitan Transport Authority (NAMATA). The CS today made comments to the National Ministry of Finance in which it signed a framework agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the Republic of Kenya on the financing, development and implementation of priority strategic projects in Kenya. „France is one of Kenya`s main bilateral development partners and has made commitments in euros. $2.2 billion (Ksh.257.4 billion) over the past 20 years to support the energy, water and wastewater, roads and transportation, environment, agriculture, private sector development and governance sectors,” he said.
The framework agreement was signed by Ghislain de Valon, AFD`s regional director, and was attested by the French Secretary of State, the Ministry of Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, and the French Ambassador to Kenya, Aline Kuster-Menager. CONTRAT NO Moict/104/2019 MULTIPURPOSE LOWER VOLUME PHOTOCOPIER Black – WHITE Cabinet Secretary James Macharia, accompanied by Housing Principal Secretary at the signing ceremony, welcomed the positive gesture of the French government and noted that this assistance will help mitigate the current infrastructure challenges that hinder the development of an investor-friendly environment. CONTRACT NO MOICT/095/2019 WIRELESS ACCESS POINT EXTENDED.