The 18 County Governments that are currently implementing County Aggregation and Industrial Parks (CAIPs) projects to empower their farmers by providing market linkages have affirmed their commitment to ensuring that the projects are completed to serve the intended purpose.

While deliberating on among other issues, ironing out pending issues on the expression of interest for various services required for the management of CAIPs across the Counties, the Council of Governor’s Trade and Cooperatives committee led by Dr. Paul Otuoma said County Governments continue to support the construction of CAIP infrastructure, and welcomed conversation on its operationalization as they also engage the private sector to support the same.

County Executive Committee Member for Trade, Industrialization, Tourism, Cooperatives and Enterprise Development Martha Cheruto while representing Governor H.E Dr. Jonathan Bii said the county CAIP project, situated in Moiben Township, Moiben Sub County is currently ongoing to aggregate and value-adding agricultural products from across the county upon completion.

“Through the leadership of our governor, we have rallied our farmers to ready themselves with raw materials needed for our CAIP,” said Cheruto.

Last week, The State Department for Industry in a virtual meeting with the 18 counties developed a CAIPs business plan that is set to drive their agendas among them, the validation of its viability and competitiveness, key for industrial investor confidence and attraction.

The plan will also provide the provision of analysis on demand and supply, cash flow projection, and validation of the identified value chains for optimal investment among others.

The State Department has also developed draft EOIs that aim at outsourcing the management of services essential to operationalize CAIPs.