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Government To Innovate Dollar Bond Targeting Diaspora Investors


PCS Musalia Mudavadi With MIGA VP

Kenyans in the Diaspora will have an opportunity to contribute to Kenya’s economic transformation through an innovative dollar bond, Prime Cabinet Secretary and Cabinet Secretary for Foreign and Diaspora Affairs Musalia Mudavadi has announced.

Speaking on Sunday, Mudavadi said the Diaspora Bond will be structured by the World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the National Treasury.

“We are working on a secure bond that will offer better returns than interest rates in the
source markets for our Diaspora remittances,” Mudavadi said.

He added, “The bond will enable the Government to diversify its public debt mix, reducing our exposure to costly commercial debt.”

MIGA estimates that while Kenyans abroad remit over $4.3 billion back home annually,
their savings in foreign banks could be similar or even more.

Mudavadi, who concluded a three-day visit to the US, also held talks with Scott Nathan, the Chief Executive Officer of the Development Finance Corporation (DFC), on potential investments for enhancing the government’s economic and social transformation agenda.


He urged DFC to invest in projects with high multiplier effects, to stimulate the growth of the Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA) priority sectors.

Investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, and supply chain diversification, he said, would unlock Kenya’s potential as a regional logistics hub for the United Nations operations and global investors in the Eastern Africa region.

The US development finance institution provides finance and investment guarantees and is also working with the National Treasury on climate-friendly initiatives including smart agriculture, clean energy, and electric vehicles.

Mudavadi in another meeting with Chidi Blyden, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), focused on how to expedite the implementation of a transformative urban mobility and growth initiative that will benefit commuters in Nairobi County.

The climate-friendly urban connectivity project, funded by a $60 million MCC grant, includes the development of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network, bicycle lanes, and pedestrian
pathways, crossways, and overpasses.

It will also facilitate connectivity of matatu stops to the emerging commuter rail network and promote the mobility of women in urban areas.

Also Read:Details Of Mudavadi’s Meeting With Head of Diplomatic Mission

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