1. Draft Kenya Leather Development Authority (KLDA) Bill
The Bill aims at addressing the Council legal and policy framework. KLDC has been operating as a Council since its establishment in September 2011 through an Executive Order and in order to discharge its mandate, there was need to improve its legal status through the KLDA Bill.
The draft bill seeks to transform the Council to an authority, i.e. Kenya leather Development Authority (KLDA). This will ensure that the Council is adequately enabled to pursue its mandate and core functions by creating a conducive environment for the undertakings in the leather sector. In addition to enabling the effective transition of the leather sector from a commodity market (where the industry has been operating for decades) to the products market industry, which will therefore ensure a high level of competitiveness of Kenya‘s leather products.
Draft KLDA Bill Focus Areas
- Operationalization of KLDC‘s regulatory function.
- Creation of inter-agency linkages and integration of private sector associations. Creation of synergies with County Governments.
A validation forum on the Bill has been done by the leather sector players in order to acquire their input.
2. National Leather Policy
The Council initiated the development of a national leather policy that will provide a framework within which the projects and activities geared at transforming the leather sector will be ran. The policy document will also inform planning and future interventions for enhancing the Industry’s growth.
The Initial draft has been finalized and ready for stakeholder input before validation.