Governor Uasin Gishu County Jonathan Bii is working towards making sure that the county becomes an industrial hub by meeting all the investor requirements to realize the setting up of industries and expansion of the existing ones.
While touring Simba Cement in Nakuru county on Wednesday with neighbours of a 50 million USD Simba Cement Limited investment plant which is under construction in Cheramei, Kamagut ward, Turbo Sub County for public participation on environmental social impact assessment for the proposed cement grinding plant, Acting Chief Officers Ambrose Tarus (Trade), Nixon Cheplong (Cooperatives and Enterprise Development) noted that governor’s Nguzo Kumi agenda are under implementation.
Tarus challenged the residents to welcome the project as it will create a huge impact through job creation for hundreds of youth and turn around the economy. Sentiments that were echoed by his counterpart for Cooperatives Mr Cheplong.
The visit comes a few weeks after the governor hosted Devki Steel Mills Managing Director, Kaushik Pandit on setting up the factory, the only one in the region.
The proposed Simba Cement Liaison officer Tele Kimutai led the Cheramei team delegation on discussions and findings in relation to the upcoming project that included environmental issues, positive and negative impacts, mitigation measures, and project alternatives among other aspects.
The plant which will be sitting on approximately 22 acres upon completion will not only provide over 1500 direct and indirect jobs to residents of the county but also open up the region.
The County’s marketing points to investors are pegged on the established conducive business environment characterized by ease of doing business; the availability of land, the provision of water and electricity and the skilled workforce.
Director Cooperatives and Enterprise Development Isaac Lagat was among present.
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