December 2010 Issue3

FKE survey on the impacts of new labour laws and new constitution on employers

The enactment of the New Labour Laws and the New Constitution has resulted in effects on employers. The Federation is therefore conducting a survey to assess the impact of these enactments to enhance FKE’s capacity on social dialogue both at Government and enterprise level. To facilitate this exercise, you are requested to provide some details by filling in the questionnaire sent on 3rd and 17th December 2010 to all members via email.
The outcome of the survey will be shared with all the respondents. We kindly request you to facilitate the return of the filled in questionnaire as soon as possible.

Naivasha Women Health Care Centre to open next year.
The long awaited women care centre in Naivasha will open its doors to the public in March 2011. In a meeting held on Friday, 26th November 2010, the stakeholders resolved to mobilise all the funds required to finish the remaining works.
The stakeholders included Panda flowers, Oserian Development Company, Homegrown, Longonot Horticulture, Bigot, Ministry of health, Shalimar flowers, Tulaga flowers and Sher Karuturi.
The meeting convened by Panda flowers, the founders of the institution was graced by the attendance of Dr. Pritam Singh Panesar; Director of panda flowers, Dr. Joseph Mburu the Medical Superintendent of Naivasha District Hospital who also represented the Minister of Health.
According to new estimates by a quantity surveyor the institutes require about Kshs 31 Million for completion.
The following companies pledged to assist the completion of the project:

  • The Fairtrade Joint Bodies – Kshs 12 million
  • Oserian – Kshs 7 million
  • Panda – Kshs 3 million.
  • Homegrown – 2.05 Million.

Others like Longonot, Tulaga, Shalimar, and Bigot will give their figures in early 2011 when their budgets are approved by the members.. This means that the institution is looking for about Kshs 19 million to be complete.
Dr. Mburu said that Kenya Government has already allocated staff to the care centre and is only awaiting completion of the facility. He recommended that the staff exchange programmes should immediately commence between the hospital and perhaps the American volunteers so as to have a smooth running when the institution starts working.

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