Nairobi City has yet again won a major global award to stump its authority as the region’s economic hub and Africa’s fastest rising city.
Through press release sent to media houses, Nairobi beat 105 other cities in the world to emerge winner in social and economic equity award in the ongoing Milan Pact Awards 2019, in Montpellier, France.
Governor Mike Sonko, who is in France, said the award is among others that the city has received in the last two years and it will be a major boost to the capital city.
“It is one sector that we cannot wish away and our focus is to have more youths involved for sustainable production and economic empowerment,” Sonko said.
The awards focused on governance, sustainable diets and nutrition, social and economic equity, food production, food supply and distribution, and food waste prevention, reduction, and management.
“The outside world keeps recognizing the efforts we are doing to change the face of the capital city and our strategic plans for every sector are proving to be positive,” added the Nairobi governor.
Sonko further said that this will continue promoting food production initiatives in the city, noting that the sector remains relevant to the creation of jobs for the youths.
The win was majorly attributed to the city’s commitment to spur agricultural production within an agribusiness model that contributes to the growth of the economy.
Governor Sonko said Nairobi will continue working with leaders across the world in advancing economic development and the need to create smart cities.