The County Government of Uasin Gishu prides itself on its continued recognition as the fastest-growing investment hub in the North Rift Region characterized by the consistent provision of a conducive and secure business environment.

Speaking on Friday during the luncheon of Middle East Bank(MEB) after their successful branch relocation, County Executive Committee Member for Trade and Cooperatives Martha Cheruto said the county administration prioritizes investor needs thus frequent engagements on how to better the sector for businesses to thrive.

Cheruto lauded the bank for choosing to invest in Eldoret which will see a contribution to financial growth and the creation of jobs adding that as administration they are expecting more investors when the town is promoted to a city.

“As we are expecting more investors into our city, we are also growing our local ones for you to have enough clientele,” said Cheruto.

She further said more facilities are needed to host the upcoming events among them the African Cup of Nations.

“Financial institutions provide financial solutions to the growth of these businesses and as we move forward, there are serious events that the county is set to host like AFCON. This and many others are opportunities for the investors to put up the needed facilities,” she said

Currently, Eldoret town has more than 50 financial institutions.

Director for Industrialization and Investment Irene Kapting’ei was present.