Tuesday, January, 16, 2018

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Vision

To be a global leader in promoting Trade, Investment and Private Sector Development.
Mission Statement

To facilitate Trade and Investment by championing an enabling environment for domestissc and export business to thrive.
Values

    Communication: to ensure smooth flow of information for both internal and external
    Integrity and Transparency: to be accountable and devoid of corrupt practices in service delivery.
    Commitment: to devote all our official time to our duties and undertake to deal with customers without unnecessary delays.
    Innovativeness and Creativity: to be open and proactive in seeking better and more efficient methods of service delivery.
    Teamwork: to encourage team spirit as a way of maximising the synergy of working together for improved service delivery.

Identity Statement

We advance our Mission by strengthening Trade and Investment by promoting value addition and partnering with stakeholders
Objectives

    To develop strategies that will make Trade the main engine of growth for Nyamira County.
    To increase and improve market access
    To improve Trade facilitation processes and producers between Nyamira County and her trading partners.
    To ensure that Natural Resources are sustainably used in Trade activities.
    To integrate Nyamira County into the County trading economy.
    To harmonise cross-cutting issues with Nyamira Trade Policy initiative.




Background

Trade sector stands for the mutual exchange of goods, services or both. Basicaly trade focuses on exchange of goods between two parties, namely “bilateral trade” or among more than two parties, namely “multilateral trade”

The trade sector comprises distribution and wholesale, retail and informal trade, international trade, trade in seriveces and electronic trade.

Minister addressing traders at Nyabomite market during a sensitization workshop.




The department of Tourism recently participated in the national tourism gala held at Mombasa County.

Nyamira County is a haven of spectacular eco-beauty, can only be described as Africa’s Second Eden. The County being situated on the western highlands; hills and valleys mark the territory’s physical features which also serve as potential tourist attraction points.




Industrialisation is seen as a single global process of structural change.

Objectives

    Link MSEs to providers ofBusiness Development Support Services
    Facilitate recording of SME section services and products
    Cacilitate acquisiton of suitable land and infrastructure for MSE activities
    Faclitating capacity building in organisations promoting MSE development
    Engendering the MSE sector i.e Encouraging active gender participation in Micro and small enterprises.
    Development of strategies for promotion of Business development services and other support services
    Capacity building for umbrells MSE organisations promoting development
    Mobilisation of MSEs to indicate formation of MSE clusters and Saccos
    Encouranging and promoting active gender participation in MSE development

Minister for Trade inspecting a poultry farm in Nyamira



Corporate Social Reesponsibilities

Is a process with the aim to embrace responsibility for the county;s actions and encourage a positive impact throught its activities on environment,communities and stakeholders



Kiabonyoru
It is the highest peak in south western Kenya region, source of major rivers from the white highlands of Gusii, draining into Lake Victoria. As the highest peak in the southwestern Kenya region, Kiabonyoru is a vantage point for scenery viewing & site-seeing. From atop the hill one will have a clear aerial view of the low lying areas as far as the Homa Hills & Lake Victoria in the West. To the East are the expansive Sotik Highland Tea Estates forming a green carpet below. Farther South spreads the plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Numerous other leisure & recreation activities that can be carried out are such as picnicking, Riverine Tourism- a visit to the source of River Kuja, village/rural Tourism and a good site for Youth Retreats at Kiabonyoru High School. The weaknesses & threats are as given in the Matrix.

Nyabisimba
Also one of the peaks of the south western Kenya region after Kiabonyoru, overlooking Magura Tea Estates. The nearest market place is Kenyenya, in between Keroka & Kebirigo. Among other opportunities, the tea plantations below give a unique resource for ecotourism development. Agritourism is one type of ecotourism where tourists travel to a destination to experience & learn agricultural practices of the local communities. Tourists can come to the area to learn & experience how tea is produced throw the various stages until it is packaged for the market. There exists a chance for hot air ballooning to enjoy an aerial view of the tea plantations and the surrounding villages. This is only possible when the atmosphere is still. Other opportunities for tourism development include the putting up of a conservancy for Nature Based Tourism, Nyabisimba Schools facilities can be utilized for Youth Retreats & hiking or hill climbing and trekking across the hills. Challenges to development of the place include, but not limited to encroachment & land fragmentation. Security & safety to the tourists is also not assured. Communication network is weak even though the place is elevated. For more information, watch the video clips provided.

Rianyakoora
This is a site downstream River Kuja, approximately 30km from the source. This site downstream River Kuja has great potential for Riverine tourism, white water rafting/cascading and swimming. Other recreation activities may include fishing & picnicking. Cultural tourism development is possible as the site has the only remnant of the cereal grinding water mill. The weakness to this is abandonment of the water mill due to modern posho mills.

Ria’nchore
Also a site downstream River Kuja approximately 25km from the source. This area is a riparian with wide enough space for the damming of River Kuja. The area has in the recent past been earmarked by the National government for the same purpose. The dam can be used to develop leisure & recreation products such as water sports stadium (Hydro stadium) for water activities e.g. boating, swimming, fishing, rafting & diving. Aquaculture is also a likely opportunity to be developed. However the surrounding community is skeptical of the government plans on the plain in question. This calls for a community sensitization session.