BOOST FOR NANDI MSE’s AS GOVERNMENT OPERATIONALIZE WORKSITES
The County Government of Nandi in partnership with Micro and Small Enterprise Authority (MSEA) is in the process of operationalizing the MSE Sector plans.
MSEA is a State corporation under Ministry of industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development mandated to promote, develop and regulate Micro and Small Enterprise (MSEs) in the country.
MSEA is working closely with the Department of Trade, Investment and Industrialization in linking MSEs with markets through Exhibitions, establishing and operationalizing worksites for Jua Kali artisans, capacity building for MSE traders and mobilization of registered associations to utilize machineries provided by the government.
The county has constructed Industrial Development Centres (IDC) worksites in Nandi Hills and Kobujoi which are in use while others in Chepterwai, Kurgung, Lessos, Kobujoi and Maraba will begin its operations before long.
The partnership calls for MSEs to form and register associations each with 35 members in order to benefit from these IDCs and industrial machineries which, will be fully owned by the association. The MSEs in agri-business sector can also be provided with cold storage facilities for perishable goods.
Ms. Wilter Moraa from MSEA North Rift region, in a meeting with the department technical team, mentioned the areas of cooperation to include research and capacity building of MSEs in Nandi. It was agreed that it is their joint duty to mobilize MSEs in Trade, Service, Agri-business and manufacturing sectors to form these associations.
She further stated that MSEA is working with Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP) to provide Business Development Services to Youth-owned enterprises and granting financial support to promote their businesses ventures.