The recently concluded business mapping exercise in Uasin Gishu County marks a significant milestone, with its invaluable contribution to policy formulation and revenue projections from the own source revenue streams.

This was a statement from the County Executive Committee Member for Finance and Economic Planning Mr. Micah Rogony on Saturday during a meeting with the business mapping technical committee and supervisors on the exercise overviews and data reviews.

The Finance Executive noted that Governor Dr. Jonathan Bii, EGH monitored the data collection process from the first day and expressed appreciation for the team’s dedication and diligence.

The mapping exercise successfully documented 44,861 businesses across the County, reflecting a notable increase of 20,000 businesses compared to previous records.

“We are grateful as a County because the data collected will guide our planning and execution of government policies and programs over the next decade,” added Rogony.

The business mapping data holds key insights for revenue projections, with an anticipated collection of approximately Ksh.495 million from the registered businesses. This projection aligns with the County’s target set by the Commission on Revenue Allocation, aiming to generate at least Ksh.486 million from licensing.

During the exercise, it was observed that 25,000 businesses were operational, while 18,000 were closed.

The data also revealed that Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) play a crucial role in the County’s business landscape. Micro Enterprises, employing 0-9 individuals, constituted the majority, with 24,416 businesses, representing 56% of employees across all businesses in the county.

County Executive Committee Member for Health Dr. Abraham Serem, Finance Chief Officer Eliud Chemaget, Directors David Kebenei (Licensing), CPA. Jonah Lamai (Revenue) Kipleting Mengich (Enterprise Development Fund) and Wilson Sawe (Education) were present.