Hon Zipporah Kering Member of the National Assembly (Women rep) for Nandi County addressing the guests and Exhibitors at Kapsabet showground during this first day of Nandi County Investment Conference and Exhibition,Hon Kering thanked God for the Event, she also thanked the County Government of Nandi under the leadership of H.E Dr Cleophas Lagat and his Deputy H.E Dominic Biwott for organizing the first ever Investment Conference and Exhibition, Hon Kering appealed all the investors to invest in Nandi County as the County present alot of potentials for investments, she also assured the investors of comfort and security in the county
Linah Chebii Kilimo, the chairperson of Anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Board addressing the guests
Linah Chebii Kilimo, the chairperson of Anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Board addressing the guests and Exhibitors at Kapsabet showground during this first day of Nandi County Investment Conference and Exhibition, Chebii highlighted the significance of women in Investment by justifying that, Development Investments are centered on human resource where women are vital in nurturing a wholistic development of human, Chebii also applauded the County Government of Nandi for being at forefront in fighting against Female circumcision, however she further appealed for absolute end to Female Genital Mutilation as the vice compromises female health during birth delivery. In conclusion Chebii appreciated H.E the Governor for the good leadership in his county
Kaptel warriors entertainers and Nandi County choir entertaining today’s guests during this first day of Nandi County Investment Conference and Exhibition.
The Nandi County Investment Conference and Exhibition is now ongoing at Kapsabet Show ground, Exhibitors and guests invited began arriving as early as yesterday, this is a clear foreshadow of a successful event which officially commences today and will come to its conclusion on Friday 10th when H.E The President together with his deputy will grace the Event. Welcome all
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Nandi County will next week host its inaugural investor conference and exhibition in Kapsabet.
President Kenyatta and deputy William Ruto are lined up to open the conference next Friday.
The conference opens to the public at the Kapsabet showground two days before.
While in Nandi, the President and his deputy will also issue about 20,000 title deeds to long-suffering locals.
The deeds will highlight the Uhuru administration’s efforts to consolidate political support for the county that voted heavily for Jubilee during the last General Election.
But Nandi officials are down-playing the politics and are instead drumming up trade, tourism, housing and agro-business.
Nandi Governor Cleophas Lagat and the county assembly have passed legislation on land tailor-made to move Nandi County out of the shadows of neighbouring Uasin Gishu County capital Eldoret.
They hope to elevate Kapsabet town into a metropolis well-serviced by water, electricity and roads.
“Residents selling land in the county now have to make sure that they provide for amenities such as roads, electricity and water on such land.
“This is aimed at raising the people’s living standards,” Dr Lagat said in an interview with Nation ahead of the summit.
“Nandi County is ready to welcome genuine investors and investment,” the governor said.
Nandi County is nicknamed the ‘Sources of Champions’ due to its pre and post independence production of world-beating distance runners such as the legendary Olympic gold medalist Kipchoge Keino.
The county has a population of about 800,000 people and major urban centres include Nandi Hills, Kobujoi, Kaptumo, Mosoriot, Kabiyet and Maraba.
Besides agriculture, at next week’s investor summit, Nandi County will be seeking to attract investors in education, tourism and sports.
“We face a huge challenge in the hospitality industry and this should be an advantage to investors,” he said.
The County Government today met with local investor’s from the county in readiness for the Investment Conference to be attended by the President among other dignitaries. H.E the Deputy Governer outlined some of the proposed projects which include:
- Development of a commercial center that is manufacturing oriented at Mlango.
- Development of a milk processing factory around Mosoriot.
- A well planned Administrative city in Kapsabet with well planned residential areas.
- A resort city in Nandi hills for comfort and relaxation since it is surrounded by Tea fields and Koitaleel Samoei mausoleum.
- Holiday homes in chepsangor area.
- A university in Nandi Hills whose foundation stone will be laid down by H.E the President on Friday 10th April.
- In Tindiret coffee production is increased and investing in a coffee milling plant will make economic sense.
- An investor in sugar milling since there is no factory currently in the County.
The event was sponsored by Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM)
“On behalf of the entire Nandi County leadership, I take this opportunity to invite you all to join us in the upcoming county investment conference slated for April 8th- 10th 2015 @ Kapsabet showground. Do join me in driving this county forward to meet and exceed the expectations of Vision 2030. God Bless you till then.”
H.E Excellency, Dr. Cleophas Lagat, Governor.
Nandi County Deputy Governor H.E Mr Dominic Biwott at his office signing a Media Partnership Agreement between the Standard Media Group and the County Government of Nandi. The partnership agreement concerns the live programme coverage of the Nandi County Investment Conference event scheduled for 10th April, 2015, The Event will be held at kapsabet show ground and His Excellency, Uhuru Kenyatta C.G.H. President and Commander in Chief of The Defence Forces of The Republic of Kenya will be the chief Guest.
In the picture again is Nandi County Deputy Governor H.E Mr Dominic Biwott exchanging a signed Partnership Agreement Document With the Standard Media group