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Kenya and Danish governments to consult over NGO

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The Government will consult extensively and come up with an amicable solution to the circumstances that led to its denial of a renewal of work permits to officials of a Danish NGO, Mellemsolkeligt Samvirke (MS) Kenya.
Vice President Moody Awori said this today when he held talks with out-going Danish ambassador to Kenya Mr. Finn Thilsted who paid him a courtesy call at his Jogoo House office.

He said the issue would be sorted out between the two governments diplomatically, and expressed hope that the outcome will not affect the cordial relations existing between the two countries.

Mr. Awori thanked Denmark for her continued assistance to Kenya which he said had gone a long way in uplifting the living standards of her people, particularly in the area of clean water provision.

The Vice President said the government is committed to addressing the problem of poverty among Kenyans, through the strengthening of the informal sector, and creation of the necessary infrastructure for economic growth.

Mr. Thilsted hailed the two countries ties, which he said had been of great benefit to their peoples.

He noted that within the last two years his country had increased her assistance to Kenya from Ksh700 million to Ksh1.5billion.

He said Denmark would continue to support Kenya in her efforts to combat poverty through financing of small-scale and innovative development projects, particularly in the rural areas.

Mr. Thilsted commended Kenya for her role in spearheading peace processes in the region's conflict areas.

The function was also attended by the Permanent Secretary in the Vice Presidents Office, Amb. Mohamed Mahamud.

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