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4. TRADE,INDUSTRIALIZATION, COOPERATIVES AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

Trade and cooperatives are critical to our prosperity. They fuel economic growth, support job creation, raise living standards and help provide affordable goods and services. In recognition of this fact, I commit as follows:

TRADE
  • Create a friendly business environment for traders through provision of security in business centers
  • Use the sub-county development model to drive local economic development, including townships and villages, based on comparative and strategic advantages
  • Ensure Small and Medium Enterprises join SACCOS.
  • Develop a flexible license payment plan for youth and vulnerable groups Start-Ups
  • Place traders’ stalls on strategic and appropriate streets in consultation with representatives of membership-based organizations of informal traders.
  • Develop fresh produce markets and promote the sale of foodstuffs in townships and community owned stores
  • Establish Uasin Gishu County Economic Forum which will create a platform for all business stakeholders to share ideas on the best business models that will accelerate trade and entrepreneurship for economic transformation of the County
  • Establish a marketing database website for locally produced goods and services
  • Market Uasin Gishu as an Economic Hub both locally and internationally through lobbying of investment partnerships
CO-OPERATIVES AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
  • Enhance cooperative revolving fund to enable most of the trader’s access to affordable business funds
  • Build a robust cooperative movement through capacity building and resource mobilization
  • Optimize Uasin Gishu County Cooperative Enterprise Development Fund Act 2019 to streamline the fund management.
  • Encourage small and medium enterprises to borrow money from Saccos and cooperatives to expand their trade.
  • Provide continuous Monitoring and Evaluation of existing Saccos to address existing gaps and challenges.
INDUSTRIALIZATION
  • ¬†Establishment of village based Open Markets and Agro processing centers to promote cottage industries in wards and small centers
  • Collaborate with local and international investors to revamp vibrant industries within Uasin Gishu such as Ken Knit, Rupa Textile etc.
  • ¬†Promote the development of industrial estates at strategic locations in
    the County
  • Promote the Jua-Kali sector by marketing their products both locally and Internationally
  • Promote linkages for funding for small industries.

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