Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, EGH has urged foreign investors to seek partnerships with local citizens and companies as it will give them a faster and more straightforward way of investing locally.
Mandago spoke Tuesday when he hosted a business delegation comprising of Belarus envoy to Kenya Mr. Dimtry Kuptel and Kenya National Chambers of Commerce National Vice President Dr. Erick Rutto.
The Belarus delegation is in the North Rift looking for an ideal partner and government support to establish a local tractor and farm machinery assembly factory under their brand Pewin Group.
I welcome you to Uasin Gishu county. We commit to give you access to eight counties under the North Rift Economic Block- NOREB”, Mandago said.
While rooting for their establishment, the county boss encouraged the Belarus team to invest anywhere within Noreb as-is guarantees them direct access and interaction with farmers who are the target consumers.
I urge you to find local partners because once you have agreed on our work as the government is easy. We shall provide a conducive business environment and approve your plans as we protect the interest of all parties”, Mandago added.
Speaking during the meeting ambassador Kuptel appreciated Uasin Gishu’s vast natural resources, and committed to working with KNCCI to bring more investors to the North Rift region.
On his part, Dr. Rutto thanked governor Mandago’s administration for the support they offer to private investors which he said has seen over 10 multinational companies set up shop within the county in the last 2 years.
Mandago also urged Belarus to establish direct trade with Uasin Gishu farmers, particularly in flower farming. He pointed out that Eldoret International Airport now boasts of four direct cargo flights in and out of North Rift every week.
Later on, Mandago gave the foreign delegation a business tour of Uasin Gishu. They visited Mace Foods a Chilli processing company, Zena Roses and Tarakwa Dairies.
Present during the courtesy call were CEC Trade Dr. Emily Kogos, Chief Officers Julius Rotich, ( Agriculture), Simeon Tanui ( Trade ) and John Kemboi ( ICT ) amongst other Government officials.