Kenyan Deputy Prime Minister to Speak at Upcoming Microcredit Summit in Nairobi

Leaders of the Association of Microfinance Institutions in Kenya (AMFI) met withDeputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, on November 19, 2009 to discuss the Africa-Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit to be held April 7-10, 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Hon. Kenyatta pointed out that microcredit was at the center of the development agenda for Kenya.The Minister said he would speak at the closing ceremony of the Summit and his Ministry would be fully involved.

More than 2,000 delegate from over 40 countries are expected for the Summit which will be the largest microfinance gathering ever held in Africa and the Middle East.