Subject: SIFE Kenya – Postbank Savings Debate
Venue: Pan Afric Hotel
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Date: 24th January 2009
The current global financial crisis raises questions on just how far an economy ought to be credit and or savings driven. It also raises question on the extent to which an economy ought to be regulated. It is for this reason that SIFE Kenya in partnership with POSTBANK initiated an essay writing competition in both public and private Kenyan universities under the theme “Save to Invest and grow the economy.”
Over 150 essays were submitted from undergraduates in 14 universities and were judged by the following faculty advisors: Majda Adhiambo (Kabarak University), Jimmy Macharia (United States International University of Africa), Abel Kinoti (Catholic University of Eastern Africa), Winfred Karugu (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology), Daniel Tarus (Moi University) and Fred Ndede (Kenyatta) University.
The following students emerged among the top 5 finalists and will proceed to the 1st national debate on savings and defend their essays on January 24th 2009, 9.00am – 1.00pm at the Pan Afric Hotel. Awards to the debate winners will be as follows; top students Ksh 15,000, 1st runners up Ksh 10,000 and 2nd runners up Ksh 5,000.
The SIFE Kenya - POSTBANK Savings Debate Finalists
• Antony Kiarie Keru (Strathmore University)
• Brenda Mutuma Kagwira (Africa Nazarene University)
• Makokha Eustace (Moi University)
• Peter Chege (University of Nairobi)
• Mugure J. Kamau (Kenyatta University)
The judges for the upcoming debate will be drawn from POST Bank’s senior management, Business Editors from leading media houses in Kenya namely Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, Business Daily, and The East African Standard among others. To participate in this event please register by calling John Awuor on +254202731497 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The SIFE Kenya – Postbank debate on savings is hosted by Students in Free Enterprise Kenya (SIFE Kenya) in conjunction with Postbank. This special competition will bring together SIFE Kenya friends, Postbank officials, business editors, lecturers and over 100 university students in recognizing the role savings culture play to an individual and a country’s economic development.
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