Welcome to Trans-Nzoia Investment Conference and Expo (TICE) 2016. We have various areas that are ideal for investments for both local and international players. It is the inaugural investors’ conference in the County fits in well with my Government’s mission to facilitate development, service delivery and good governance for sustainable socioeconomic development in the County.
My Government acknowledges the importance of economic development in realizing the overall improvement of life of our people and the country at large. This is well captured in our County Integrated Development Plan. Our envisaged economic growth relies on serious investments in the county which cannot be achieved without the collaboration with other players including the national Government, private sector and development partners.
It is in this regard that my county government has put in place plans including policies and regulations aimed at creating an enabling environment for doing business in the County. We are keen to improve and enhance our working relations with all stakeholders including the public and private sector development partners who will play and contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the county.
The County has favorable conditions that endure it to investors including: Abundant natural resources and a competitive workforce, rapidly developing infrastructures, favorable weather and climate that is conducive to business in agriculture, strategic location making it a gateway to the Upper Rift, Uganda and Southern Sudan offering unique business opportunities, stable communication structure, financial institutions, availability of business support institutions and agencies and market for finished products.
Our County Integrated Development Plan identifies key sectors including agriculture, trade, manufacturing, tourism, Infrastructure (including energy) and ICT as providing the greatest investment opportunities. The County Government welcomes investors to Trans Nzoia as an ideal destination for investment, trade and tourism. We are fully committed to promoting, facilitating and supporting you.
I have put in place mechanisms to ensure that the outcomes of the conference trickle down to benefit our people. The collaboration with KNCCI and KenInvest in this endeavour is a clear manifestation of the commitment towards the success of the TICE 2016. I have established a mechanism that will ensure follow up of the areas of mutual benefit that will be identified during the conference.
This speech was originally posted by Trans Nzoia Investment Conference