Kenyan eMobility company, Roam achieved a momentous milestone with the official inauguration of Roam Park, a cutting-edge electric motorcycle assembly plant, by President William Ruto.
Accompanied by prominent government officials, President Ruto took a tour of the expansive facility, expressing admiration for its focus on local production through the assembly line, the battery labs and the company’s dedication to ensuring worker safety.
Officials present included the Chair Finance Committee National Assembly and Member of Parliament (MP) Molo, Kimani Kuria, a representative from the International Chamber of Commerce – Kenya, Mr Julius Opio and Hezbon Mose the Country Director Ampersand and Chairman at EMAK, esteemed government parastatals, and dignitaries from various counties.
“The event not only celebrated the launch of Roam Park but also highlighted Kenya’s commitment to embracing clean mobility solutions and fostering innovation in the automotive sector,” Roam noted via blog post.
It reflects Kenya’s strong commitment to embracing a sustainable future and driving technological progress by investing in the local production of electric mobility solutions, which will ultimately lead to the economic prosperity of Kenyans.
Situated near the picturesque Nairobi National Park, Roam’s facility spans 10,000 square meters, making it the largest electric motorcycle assembly plant in East Africa. With an annual production capacity of 50,000 units, which is projected to be reached within a few years, the plant is set to revolutionize urban mobility. The electric motorcycles manufactured here will provide a sustainable transportation solution for motorcycle taxis used in the boda-boda and logistics sectors.
President Ruto expressed his confidence in the facility’s potential to drive innovation and enhance economic resilience, highlighting the significance of the initiative for Kenya’s journey towards clean transportation solutions in Africa.
“This initiative aligns perfectly with our national goals to reduce carbon emissions and promote clean energy alternatives. The assembly plant will not only contribute to our environmental goals but also foster economic growth by creating job opportunities and nurturing local talent in the automotive industry,“ the president said.
Furthermore, the assembly plant is expected to contribute to job creation and nurture local talent within the automotive industry, fostering economic growth in the process.