Governor Kinuthia Mbugua hosted 52 newly appointed Kenyan diplomats in Naivasha, Nakuru County yesterday who will take up various roles in embassies around the world
The diplomats who were on an extensive awareness tour of Nakuru County visited several locations in Naivasha sub-county to sample the numerous locations which they would in turn promote to attract investors from their respective missions and embassies where they will be stationed.
They visited electric power generation company Kengen, bio-gas producer The Gorge Farm, The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI),and Kenya’s first World Class golf resort Aberdare Hills Golf Resort and several flower farms in Naivasha.
Speaking to them after a personalized presentation at the Aberdare Hills Golf Resort, Governor Mbugua gave them a thorough brief of the Nakuru County and what the numerous selling points available for potential development partners abroad. He also reminded them of the huge task ahead.
“You are going to be doing a very important job for both your Country and the Counties now that we have the new political dispensation in place. It’s imperative i tell you, that this will be a very tough assignment taking into mind that you will be dealing with both spheres, at your stations, and with matters of the our country. So the sun will never set for you, you will be constantly working.”
He also urged them to be great ambassadors and share with potential investors the great opportunities in Nakuru County that they experienced on the tour.
“We invited you here to experience first-hand what our County can offer. We are very proud of it and we know have a little of everything here in Nakuru that can be found here in our Country. So go out there and in between your duties be bold and advise all those potential investors including Kenyan’s in the diaspora of the abundant opportunities in Nakuru. We have so much, we are the hub of the Country, good infrastructure, unique geothermal for energy production, attractive tourist destinations, unused arable land. With a soon to be constructed international airport, Nakuru County will be a hub of unbelievable potential.”
Governor Mbugua also advised the diplomats that Kenyan Governors have their County’s best interests at heart and that when they travel abroad, it’s for the furthering various positive agenda’s for their Counties.
“I can assure you all that the way the Governors character is portrayed is not true, that we come to misuse funds when we travel abroad. We as Governors are a crop of very serious people and we would like to be treated as such. Hold us in high esteem and help us achieve our agenda’s whenever we visit the Countries you will all be based in.”