Uasin Gishu County Governor H. E Hon Jackson K. Arap Mandago has declared that his administration will strictly observe the Physical Planning Act when approving development plans in his last term.
Speaking during a diaspora Public participation on development of the second generation of CIDP in Nairobi last evening, Governor Mandago said that his government cannot continue approving buildings and be the one condemning the same on account of being illegal. He retaliated that actions will be taken against government officials who approve illegal structures in the County.
“Investors have in the past fallen victim of circumstances of rogue government official who approve illegal structures; I am warning my officers who will dare approve the same” Said the County boss.
“Going forward investors will no longer continue counting losses for I will surcharge any officer who will be involved in this illegal business” added Mandago
In a well-attended meeting that brought together professionals living and working in Nairobi Governor Mandago warned land grabbers saying that his administration will not condone encroachment of any public utility adding that the public utilities was for the good of everyone.
He asked the professionals to consider investing in Uasin Gishu saying the environment currently was favorable.
“As an incentive and building capacity to local investors, I am pleased to inform you that a special area was reserved for local investors in the upcoming Africa Economic Zone (AEZ) in Plateau at a lower cost so take advantage of it” posed Governor amid cheers from the crowd.
“I am challenging the software developers here to be the first to go for space in the area because technology is moving fast” Mandago said.
The County boss called upon all businessmen and investors to sponsor the upcoming Eldoret City Marathon saying that it was the only way to nurture talent in the region.
On his part, the Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor H. E Hon Daniel Chemno thanked the professionals for taking their time to attend the function.
“We value your input and that is why we have this forum for you here in Nairobi. We don’t take it for granted” Said the DG.
On the other hand, the professionals commended the administration for the new changes brought about by devolution saying that development and value for money was visible in Uasin Gishu.
During his presentation, business guru and Chairman of DL Group of companies David Lagat insisted on branding the town and County.
He said that it is important to have our unique identity that will sell the town to other investors willing to put their monies in in the area.
“I am challenging all the stakeholders in the region to think about branding the town. I want a situation where no one will be told he is in town but just feel it by how it has been branded. Said Lagat.
He said that as an investor his group of companies is in the process of setting up a vehicles assembling plant in the region.
“In the future we will no longer be going to Japan to import cars but just walk to car bazaar in Eldoret make payments, remit taxes and drive away” posed the business man.
Other dignitaries present during the dinner were Uasin Gishu County Assembly Speaker David Kiplagat, Sarah Serem Former chair SRC, Dr. Susan Komen PS Nominee (East Africa Affairs), MD KALRO Dr. Eliud Kireger, Deputy Registrar Family Section (Judiciary)Caroline Kendagor, CECS, Chairman CPSB Joseph Tanui, MCA’s among other dignitaries.