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INVESTOR URGED TO TURN AROUND KAKAMEGA COUNTY INVESTMENT CLIMATE

CEC Member for Trade, Industrialisation And Tourism, Kassim Were, yesterday signed two MOUs; Waste to wealth and Waste to Energy, on behalf of the County Government of Kakamega, with the Global Green Link Energy Africa Limited (GGLE) both aiming at making the county an industrial hub in the Western circuit.

The partnership is to establish a plant that will produce construction panels and related building materials to construct modern houses using RASTRA building technology. The GGLE Ltd, Managing Director Curtis Jones said the company will major in three areas namely;

1.Waste to energy which will convert medical waste to energy ;
2.Waste to wealth which entails converting used tyres into bitumen used for road construction and 3.Housing technology entailing building and construction of affordable houses.

Mr. Jones promised to work hand in hand with the government to meet the interests of the county as stipulated in the MOUs, including jobs creation.

The County Secretary Jacinta Aluoch Odhiambo said that the government will ensure an enabling environment for investment as away of fulfilling the Big Four Agenda that entails among others, manufacturing in this case converting waste to wealth and revamping the housing industry. Investments will also improve infrastructure, water and energy programs. She called on the investor to hit the ground running to turn the investment opportunities around.

In attendance were among others CEO Investment and Development Agency, Ms. Ebby Kavai, County Attorney Moses Sande, Ambasador James Ochami, the in charge of Project Delivery Unit at the Office of the Governor and Administrator in the Ministry of Trade, Industrialization and Tourism Job Luvonga.

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