Category: Security

05 Feb
By: Vince 0

Nakuru Business Community Pledge To Work With The County

NAKURU, Kenya 5th February 2015- Members of the Nakuru Business Association (NBA) have today pledged to work with the county government in efforts to boost the development of the county.

Speaking during a courtesy call to H.E the Governor Kinuthia Mbugua at his office, NBA chairlady Catherine Oosterjwick who was accompanied by members of the associations board, expressed the association’s satisfaction on the projects and initiatives that have so far been done by the county government.

“We are happy with the relocation exercises that has seen the hawkers relocated to their designated areas. It has made it easier for the smooth running of businesses in the town. We also offer our full support all the measures been taken by your government in the betterment of this county.”

Top on the agenda was how NBA in partnership with the county government would collaborate in managing various projects in the county among them Waste Management and and Town planning.

Governor Mbugua expressed his interest to collaborate with the association.

“I would like to assure you that our government is willing to work together with the NBA on projects such as lighting and security. We will also give guidelines to the members of the business community when undertaking the major projects”.

Governor Mbugua also assured members that the clean-up project of the town would also be taken to the other sub-counties so as to restore the glory of being among the cleanest town in Africa.

“For how long will be nostalgic about Nakuru once being the cleanest town. We should now change and move forward step by step and say start saying that Nakuru was once dirty.”

Mrs. Oosterjwick urged the county government to come up with a system that would control the bludgeoning numbers of tuktuks with thin the central business district.

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The meeting was also used to discuss a planned visit by the French ambassador to Kenya who will be on a tour of the county with a view to partner in various developmental projects that will benefit the county.

Present during the courtesy call was deputy governor Joseph Ruto, several executives and officials from various departments.

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04 Aug
By: Vince 0

Governor Mbugua Initiates Development Dialogue with USA and Diaspora

WASHINGTON DC, USA 4th August 2014 – Governor Kinuthia Mbugua is in North Carolina, USA on a trade and investment mission where he will attend several meetings with potential investors and partners with a view to establish a working relationship between the host and Nakuru County.

The meetings which serve as an introductory dialogue between the state of North Carolina and Nakuru County, will be focusing on trade and educational investment opportunities including establishing a sister-state partnership.

During the one week visit, Governor Mbugua will attend a series of meetings with the state’s Governor Pat McCrory and top ranking officials from the Department of Commerce, State Capital, and North Carolina Central University where the delegation is scheduled for a roundtable discussion.

Accompanied by a strong delegation from the County Executive and the County Assembly, Governor Mbugua will then visit the North Carolina A&T State University where issues to be discussed will include facilitating a partnership between the university and a Nakuru County based university.

The Governor is also scheduled to attend the International Association of African Non-Governmental Organization (IAAN) Social Accountability Summit on 7th and 8th August in Washington DC where he will also meet Kenyans whom he will sensitize on the potential opportunities towards establishing a diaspora and Nakuru County partnerships and investments.

During the visit the delegation will also get a chance to visit various sites including local industries and technology firms.

Governor Mbugua’s delegation includes Nakuru’s First Lady Lucia Mbugua, Speaker of the County Assembly Susan Kihika, CeC in charge of Finance and Planning Francis Mathea, CeC in charge of Lands, Housing, and Physical Planning Rachel Maina, County Secretary Joseph Motari, Chief Officer Trade and Industrialization Edith Kimani, and Member of County Assembly for Viwandani Ward, Naivasha Eunice “Mama Soko” Wambui, County Economic Advisor Eng. David Muthoga.

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