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Lusaka Encourages Chinese Investors To Venture In Bungoma

Oct 11, 2023
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By Isabella Maua

Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka has encouraged the Chinese partners to harness the numerous investment opportunities in the county.

In his key note address during the China Jiangxi-Kenya Investment and Trade Cooperation Promotion Conference at the Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi, Lusaka noted that Bungoma is strategic and therefore well placed in terms of foreign investments.

“Bungoma is a frontier county in Western Kenya with proximity to Uganda, and it is a gateway to East and Central Africa, bordering Busia, Kakamega, and Trans-Nzoia Counties,” he observed.

He also highlighted potential areas of partnership, taking a keen interest in agriculture, health, infrastructure, trade, and tourism, among others.

“We have low-hanging fruits in Bungoma that need to be tapped. I therefore urge you to extend your great pool of investments to this region,” he reiterated.

The governor further assured the partners of a conducive competitive investment environment, attributing this to the Kenya Kwanza administration and its bottom-up transformational agenda.

“We are all driven by the urge to empower our people. The President’s key agenda is to make the country an industrial hub by 2030, and so are the county governments,” he observed.

The meeting was attended by the Principal Secretary of the State Department of Trade and Investment, Abubakar Hassan Abubakar,China Jiangxi investors, CECMs, Bonventure Chengeck (roads), Caro Makali (trade), Andrew Wamukoya (economic advisor), and government bodies, among others.

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