The goverment is workig to ensure that domestic products and goods mad elocally have s sure local market, especially to the nationala nd County governments. President Uhuru Kenyatta has highlighted the efforts made to revive and set up new industrialization points throughout the country as evidence of the drive to promote local industrialization. Speaking at Dandora, Nairobi, during the commissioning of the Dandora revamped KCC on Saturday, President Kenyatta said other KCC plants have already been revamped, they include the ones in Eldoret, Sotik, and after commissioning the one in Dandora, the focus will shift to Nyahururu then Kiganjo.
He said dairy farmers are set to benefit from the revamping process, “And it should also help us, as Kenya to expand our dairy farming sector, to make sure we have sufficient milk and to be able to sell to neighbouring countries and also the gulf nations,” he said.
He cited other sectors, apart from dairy farming, which have been revived, including Panpaper in Webuye, Rivatex in Eldoret, setting up a vehicle assembly line in Thika, and the soon to be revamped Kisumu port. “As a government, we want to make sure we have a market..the national and County governments must first buy locally made products, made by our industries so that Kenyans can benefit.” He added that the material required for the affordable housing program, like doors and windows, will be made and bought from the local market.
He also noted that the government is keen to expand the energy sector and electricity connectivity countrywide, citing the newly launched Lake Turkana power project. He said when Jubilee took over, 2.3 million people had electricity connection, but now the number stands at 5.8 million households.