Uasin Gishu County and the North Rift Economic Bloc (NOREB) are fully prepared to ensure that every resident utilizes the invaluable form of airline transportation to not only travel for leisure but also seize every opportunity that comes along the way.

This was the statement of Uasin Gishu Governor Dr. Jonathan Bii on Monday during the re-launch of Kenya Airways (KQ) flight connectivity back to Eldoret the city of champions.

The governor said the resumption of daily flights is a clear indication of the county’s and region’s progressive spirit and readiness to open up for trade and investment noting that the county is a beacon of opportunity in agro-tourism, sports, medical services, the breadbasket, cultural explorations among others.

“With KQ’s return to Eldoret, we open our doors wide to local, regional, and international visitors and investors, inviting us to explore the abundant offerings of our county and position ourselves as the premier investment and tourism destination in the global marketplace”

The maiden flights by the Pride of Africa is perceived as crucial, especially as the county gears up to receive the charter, becoming the fifth city soon and opening up an opportunity for farmers who already gave ventured into high-value crops among them coffee, avocado, tea and floriculture to export their produces.

The Cabinet Secretary for Roads and Transport Kipchumba Murkomen lauded the region’s governors on their efforts to increase the agricultural produce that continues attracting investors adding that KQ is positioning self to tap into other investment opportunities to further empower and grow various regions economically.

Murkomen further said students and business people can now book their tickets with Kenya Airways from Eldoret and fly to various parts of the world reiterating his docket’s plan of expanding the runway to at least 4.2 km to accommodate more flights.

“We are looking forward to the enhancement of infrastructure through the improvement of our Kapsabet-Iten road into a dual carriage, and the establishment of international direct flights that will position us as a vibrant hub for trade and investment” added Murkomen

Governor’s Wisley Rotich(Elgeyomarakwet) Ken Lusaka(Bungoma), Mohamed Daghar PS Transport, Deputy Governor’s Eng. John Barorot (Uasin. Gishu) Yulita (Nandi), Allan Kilavuka MD and CEO KQ, Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa, Kenya Airports Authority Board chair Caleb Kositany, Various CECMs led by Martha Cheruto Trade and Cooperatives), various Chief Officers formed part of the dignitaries present during the event that its climax was observed at an Eldoret hotel.