Deputy Governor H.E. Prof. Philip Museve Kutima hosted a delegation from Iristone Consulting Group and Caritas Kakamega at the governor’s boardroom at the County headquarters. Iristone is a Belgian company that offers investment opportunities in emerging countries with rapid growth and is working in Kenya with Caritas, a Catholic church backed financial institution.

The delegation which was led by Mr. Clement Nshimiyimana, the Project Manager and CEO of Iristone Group presented to H.E. the deputy governor a proposal to set up a Bio Ethanol production plant in Kakamega in collaboration with Caritas.

The deputy governor H.E. Prof. Kutima welcomed the team to Kakamega and expressed his delight at their desire to establish such a plant in Kakamega. “Countries around the globe are now embracing the use of renewable energy and as a county we warmly welcome you and other partners that may be interested in partnering with us to offer cheap and environment friendly energy,” he said. Prof. Kutima assured them that the county government is ready to support their idea by providing a conducive environment for their operations before and after the factory has been set up.

CECM for Trade, Industrialization & Tourism Mr. Kassim Were echoed the deputy governor’s sentiments and said a steady supply of raw materials was key for the plant to blossom once it has finally been established. Both teams are expected to meet again next week for further deliberations.

Also in attendance were senior officers from the Ministry of Water, Environment and Natural resources led by their CECM Mr. Baraza Wangwe, County Secretary Madam Jacinta Aluoch Odhiambo and the director Caritas Kakamega Mr Samwel Maywaka among others.

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