U.S. FTA Agreement

We tried but did not get (compulsory) localization of data centres
entrenched in our cyber security and data protection laws. An honest
minority is growing in Kenya. A future parliament will deliver.


On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 3:22 PM maria@afrikaict via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Dear Listers & Ali:
> This is just DOWNRIGHT WRONG! So in essence it’s the US Companies
> benefitting from the FTA 90% and not the Kenya companies?
> Well short of it, am one of the ARCHITECTS of Huduma Centers application
> which I developed for my PhD awarded July 31, 2006 in the US!
> Big fight ensued with a Technology Company in Washington DC that wanted to
> own 90% of the app at the cost of 10%! I DECLINED and returned back HOME am
> Kenyan CITIZEN US Permanent Resident since 2001!
> That’s pure IMBALANCE OF TRADE! It’s better that GOK owns Huduma Centers
> 100% hata kama hawakunilipa chochote than have IRISH-AMERICANS owning it
> 90%!
> Challenge those 9 companies add KENYAN-AMERICANS like our Afrika ICT
> Strategies Inc! Is KEPSA Clean? How many BRITISH-Kenyans sit on KEPSA Board?
> Sincerely
> Maria Ngunyi
> On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, Ali Hussein via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>> Dear Listers. The above refers.
>> So the Kenya government has been negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with
>> the U.S. Government. below is the high-level Vision for the #FTA
>> <www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=fta&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6706564288401686528>
>> :-
>> *To conclude an agreement with Kenya that can serve as a model for
>> additional agreements in Africa, leading to a network of agreements that
>> contribute to Africa’s regional integration objectives. In addition, the
>> goal is to conclude an agreement that builds on the objectives of #AGOA
>> <www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=agoa&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6706564288401686528> and
>> will serve as an enduring foundation to expand U.S -Africa trade and
>> investment across the continent.*
>> Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
>> <www.linkedin.com/company/kenya-private-sector-alliance-kepsa/> in
>> its wisdom chose a number of companies to be in the consortium of the
>> US-Kenya FTA negotiations/conversations.
>> Now…Is it just me or don’t I understand International Trade? Someone,
>> please explain to me why in that group of companies you have 9 American
>> companies on the list? Including IBM
>> <www.linkedin.com/company/ibm/>, The Coca-Cola Company
>> <www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company/>, and Citi
>> <www.linkedin.com/company/citi/>.
>> This is like scoring an own goal before starting the game! Or am I wrong?
>> Please explain to me the rationale?
>> Join the conversation.
>> <www.linkedin.com/posts/alihkassim_kepsa-consortium-on-the-us-kenya-fta-activity-6706564288401686528-4zlk>
>> *Ali Hussein*
>> Digital Transformation
>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>> Skype: abu-jomo
>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>> <ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim>
>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely
>> mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the
>> organizations that I work with.
> —
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