The Kenya industrial research development institute(KIRDI), Western Region Centre is currently hosting a stakeholder round table discussion and later, a familiarization tour of the facility. Gracing the occasion is the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprises Development, Hon. David Osiany who is in Kisumu for a three day official visit.
Also present at the meeting are the LREB CEO and Secretariat; LREB County CECMs in charge of Trade and Industrialization(Trade Pillar), Council of Governors (C.O.G) representatives, KIRDI officials, and the Kisumu County Commissioner.
The round table discussion is centered around trade promotion and investment development within the region, and inter-trade relations with bordering blocs.
The CAS has louded the bloc for the much it has done to bring counties together and formulating a trade policy that not only seeks to promote trade and investment in the region, but also provide linkages for its 14Million+ citizens to conduct commercial activities hence improved livelihoods.
The LREB Trade and Industrialization pillar lead CECM Jacob Tanui in his address briefly gave an overview of the current status and projects ongoing in the bloc and the future plans the bloc has towards promoting investments and increasing trade volumes within and beyond the bloc.