The County Government of Kakamega and Nairobi based Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) have signed an MOU to establish an Industrial Park in Matungu Sub County in Kakamega County. The project is set to create employment opportunities for the County residents according to Kakamega Trade CEC for Trade, Industrialization and Tourism, Mr. Kassim Were Ali. The County government had donated 48 acres of land for lease by the Authority and 42 acres will be availed for the project.
County government officials have lauded the deal, including the County Secretary and Head of Public Service, Madam Jacinta Aluoch Odhiambo, the CEC for ICT, e-Government and Communication, Dr. George Lutomia, the County Attorney, Mr. Moses Sande, and Economic Advisor, Mr. Paul Posho. They expressed the government’s commitment to closely follow up implementation of agreed action points to ensure timely realization of the objectives of the partnership.
On their part, the EPZA through the general manager operations and investor support, Dr. Meshack Kimeu said the Authority was committed to establishing industrial parks in every county in the country. He lauded Kakamega’s quick resolve to avail land in the partnership, which is one of the most important capital investments. He outlined the wins for Kakamega County, which includes among others ready market for farmers’ products.