Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has disclosed that Uasin Gishu County is soon going to be the economic zone for Kenya as well as the whole of East and Central Africa.
Speaking on Tuesday when he hosted a Chinese delegation who were on a feasibility study to the AEZ, H.E Mandago noted that the County is in the Country’s map as far as conducive business environment and investment is concerned.
The 200 billion industrial park is set to accommodate more than 400 industries where more than 30 will house those for the agricultural productions for export.
“The County and National Governments are working to seeing to it that the project succeeds.” Said the governor.
“My Government will provide all that is required so as to fast-track the commencement of the projects.” Added H.E Mandago.
The governor pointed out that already some of the investors have begun the work at the AEZ.
“The industrial park will not benefit Uasin Gishu County alone but the entire North Rift region” poised governor Mandago who is also the chairman of the Noreb region.
On his part, Deputy Governor H.E Daniel Chemno said that some of the farmers have shown an interest on planting macadamia and avocados for export.
Chemno further asked the production experts to come in and aid farmers on the same.
According to the delegation’s chairman Mr Chen who led more than 30 production experts to explore the already existing opportunities at the AEZ, their aim is also to tap local materials available within the region.
By early next year, the AEZ will be having its first four factories up and running.
The delegation later led by governor Mandago toured Plateau area where the industrial park is situated.
CEC’s Gideon Birir(Roads), Dr.Emily Kogos(Trade), Mary Njogu(Environment) CPA Julius Ruto(Finance) and Ag. CO Trade Kipleting Mengich were among other County’s officials present.