We have made huge strides in creation of a conducive business environment and requirements across the sectors for everyone to establish trade in Uasin Gishu County

This was the statement of Uasin Gishu Governor Dr Jonathan Bii EGH, on Friday when he hosted a textile investor who is looking to establish business in the county.

Governor Bii said climatic conditions of the County favours industrial support assuring the investor of the county’s full support in realization of their agenda that will see establishment of a garment making industry at the proposed Export Processing Zone (EPZ).

“We have huge number of investment opportunities and as a county we are planning for an investment opportunities forum where all investors will be invited to explore these untapped opportunities,” said Dr Bii

Deputy Governor Eng John Barorot on his part lauded the investor for choosing Uasin Gishu as their preferred investment destination noting that once these industries are set up, many county youths will secure job opportunities.

We have a serious youth unemployment not only in our county but the country at large and by coming in with these industries we will slightly solve the huge unemployment percentage,” added Eng Barorot

“We are basically in this county on a fact finding mission on how textile industries are doing and already we are grateful of the laid down industrial requirements needed by every investor,” reiterated the investor.

Rivatex Managing Director, Prof Thomas Kipkurgat, County Executive Committee Members Martha Cheruto (Trade and Cooperatives), Dr Abraham Serem(Health), Chair Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry(KNCCI), Trade Chief Officer Geoffrey Tanui, Chief of Staff Nicholas Chepkwony, Director KNCCI Mr Ravi Shah and Director Kipleting Mengich (Enterprise Development) were among present.