Kenya Motor Repairer Association launched the Coast Chapter on Friday, September 11, 2015. The launch was held at Royal Castle hotel in Moi Avenue Mombasa. In attendance were the KEMRA executive committee and a good number of players in automobile repair industry in the Coast region and other that includes Ukunda and Kilifi .
The dinner meeting touched on the various advocacy issues KEMRA is working on to give the industry an enabling environment for business. KEMRA Chairman – Eng.Bernard Ngore walked the attending guest through the various programmes KEMRA is so far involved in for the sake of its members such as the recently entered agreement with Metropol CRB who have been assisting KEMRA members recover debts owed to them by various entities. Affiliating with a debt management company will help members concentrate on their core activities. KEMRA is also a member of Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and has a seat on the Transport and Infrastructure board another avenue through which it will continue lobbying for the industry matters.
The dinner was jointly organised by KEMRA, Jaffery Motors of Mombasa and Crown Paints. Many pledged to work together to ensure the long term survival and professionalizing the trade in the region. Others who addressed the gathering included KEMRA CEO Harrison Ikunda, its Marketing Manager Stephen Gaiti, Mr Amin Ladak and Crown Paints Mombasa Manager.
The guests had an interactive session which gave them the opportunity to exchange networks and ideas. The Coast region members pledged to work closely with their counterpart from Nairobi and other parts of the country to make KEMRA a great brand. Other issues discussed included parts costs management, building informed relations with insurance companies, business intelligence gathering and sharing as well as management of customer vehicles (assets).