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31 Aug
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800 Acres of Land to be used for affordable Housing-Says Governor Lee

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has asked the State Department for Housing and Urban Development to use the 800-acre piece of land that was initially earmarked for an airport, as the ground for affordable housing units.

The land which had been set aside in 2011 was considered unviable after a feasibility study showed that it was a flight path for flamingoes when migrating from Lake Nakuru.

He also asked the National Government to include local suppliers when constructing the houses.

“We would like you to consider local suppliers and manufacturers of building materials when constructing the houses to give the community a sense of involvement in the project,” the Governor said.

Governor Kinyanjui also asked the National Government to look into the land grabbing case of the 30 acre land near the GK Prison in London estate.

He was speaking when he received Housing and Urban Development PS Charles Hinga in his office this morning ahead of the inspection tour of KISIP 1 projects in Kaptembwa and Kwa Rhonda estates, Nakuru West Sub County.

During the tour of the 1.7 billion road network and stormwater drainage, the Governor noted the importance of the stormwater drainage in preventing human and property loss during the rainy season.

“The Stormwater drainage is very important to our people since, in the past, stormwater has caused a lot of damage that has cost lives,” said Governor Kinyanjui.

At the same time, PS Hinga commended the works done so far and gave the County Government the go-ahead to apply for KISIP 2.

“I am happy with the work that has been done here and would urge the residents to take personal responsibility and take care of the infrastructure in the area,” he said.

In November, Governor Kinyanjui will be signing a 4.2 billion agreement with KfW bank that will be used to expand the sewer system in the County as well as boost the biodiversity.

The County Government is also planning to construct markets across the County and will start with a fish market in Naivasha as well as produce markets at Kihingo, Keringet, and Olenguruone.

On waste management, the County Government will set up skip loaders at Kaptembwa in the next two weeks, where residents will dump their waste to prevent waste disposal in the drainage system.

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20 Jun
By: NGPU 0

Salgaa Set To Be An Industrial Hub

The County Government of Nakuru will designate Salgaa area as an industrial area as Nakuru town inches closer to being a City.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui said the move is intended to protect the environment in Nakuru town and especially the Lake which is a key tourist attraction.

The Governor said new investors will be encouraged to set their industries in the fast-growing locality located along the busy Nakuru -Eldoret Road.

He advised potential investors to take advantage of the expansive and low land prices in the area as compared to Nakuru town.

The County Government, the Governor said, will improve the road network in Salgaa and near the Highway to make it more suitable for investors.

“We want to draw our industries out of town and investors should take advantage of the friendly business environment in this area and set up their business here,” he added

The Governor was speaking today after touring the multi-billion Simba Cement Factory which is expected to start it’s operations next month.

He later toured the neighboring Mega Paper and Boards Company which produces corrugated cartons and various papers used in packaging different products.

The Governor said the reduction of duty on imported paper from 30 %to 10 % poses a major threat to the local paper manufacturing sector.

“I will raise the issue with the national Government to ensure our manufacturers are protected from unfair competition,” he said

The Company produces corrugated cartons and various papers used in packaging of different products from waste.

The Governor said the County will soon have a better-organized waste management program at the Giotto dumpsite.

He concluded his day-long industrial tour by visiting Mea Fertilizer Ltd, situated in Nakuru town’s industrial area, where he said the County Government will ensure farmers have access to quality farm inputs for better yields.

The Governor was accompanied by among others CECMs Mr.Raymond Komen (Trade and Tourism) and Dr. Immaculate Maina(Agriculture and Fisheries).

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