250,000 jobs open for Kenyans in Germany - President Ruto announces
The good ties between Kenya and Germany went
a notch higher on Friday following the State visit of German Chancellor Olaf
At a bilateral meeting and joint press
conference at State House Nairobi, President William Ruto called for the easing
of immigration barriers so that Kenyans can access job opportunities in the
Consequently, Chancellor Scholz agreed to
open doors to 250,000 professional, skilled and semi-skilled Kenyans in an
effort to meet Germany's huge labour requirements.
The two leaders also agreed on the need for
the world to work in concert in mitigating the effects of climate change.
President Ruto said the discussions around
climate change must not be limited to "adaptation, loss and damage”,
noting that they must also touch on climate financing, climate trading and
President Ruto also announced that he will
host the African Climate Action Summit between September 4 and 6 in
"This will enable the continent's
leaders and experts consolidate Africa's position ahead of COP28," he
In response, Chancellor Scholz committed to
extend financial and technical support to the summit.
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