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Sunday, 19 April 2015

All in praise of Nandi county investment conference

Nandi county is headed for a major economic turnaround following the recently concluded high level investors’ conference. The three-day event attracted over 100 potential investors and is the first for the county since the birth of devolution three years ago.
The event was attended by local and foreign investors who showed interests in setting up their businesses in the county. A particular focus throughout the conference was put on agriculture, tourism, health, infrastructure and information technology; all of which were articulated by relevant executive secretaries and guest speakers. 
All the participants were awarded certificates of participation. The event was graced by deputy president William Ruto who congratulated the governor for staging a successful event despite facing challenges in mobilising resources.
The conference is the culmination of one-year effort by Governor Cleophas Lagat and his deputy Dominic Biwott to lure investors to the county.
The investors agreed to work with the county but on condition that the county provides the necessary conducive environment for business development and fix the nagging housing problem.
Meanwhile, elders have lauded the governor for struggling to put the county on track despite the county facing teething problems. Talai clan elders Sylvester Chemwor and Christopher Koyoki said steps and projects initiated by the governor will secure considerable development for the county. The two said that they were happy that devolution was realising the dreams and transforming lives of the people of the county.
A member of Nandi council of elders Josphat Sirma, who is in charge of research said they support the county efforts in changing fortunes of the people through partnerships. An Africa Inland Church primate Bishop Partrice Chumba said he was  grateful that county leaders had come together for the common good of the people. A confidante of the governor Timon Kosgei said that the successful event was just one of the pillars of the agenda of the governor for the county. Deputy Governor Biwott said that the county will use the conference to assess itself and tackle the challenges facing it.