Plans to set up cottage industries have received a boost have officials from the Kenya Industrial Estates (KIE) requested for funds and land from the County government of Nyamira to establish industries which will generate job opportunities for the youth.
After a meeting held on Thursday March 9 at the County offices, KIE’s Managing Director Dr. Parmain Ole Narikae and the Acting KIE Board Chairman Bob Karina accompanied by his Board of Directors, terms talks with the County as “progressive.”
“We requested for funds from the county government to construct textile and cottage industries that will generate job opportunities for the youth, additional land to be provided for KIE to invest on high-priority projects and evaluation of partnerships and collaboration between KIE and county government,” Dr Ole Narikae said.
During the meeting, His Excellency John Nyagarama called for increased partnership with KIE.
“We have to work together as this will promote shared decision making in the county’s development agenda,” the Governor said.
Being aware of the fact that agriculture is a major income among the people, Governor Nyagarama disclosed that the county government will strategize and make the industry an income generating activity which will see youths and farmers access self-employment within the sector.
Senior County officials present during the meeting included County Secretary Eric Onchana, Executive Committee Members Peris Mong’are (Agriculture), Gladys Momanyi (Education), Peter Muga (Trade, Tourism & Cooperative), Samwel Maiko (Environment, Water & Natural Resources) and Benard Osumo (Gender, Sports & Culture).