President William Ruto on August 25, 2023 unveiled plans for the construction of County Aggregation and Industrial Parks (CAIPs) across the nation.
The President’s announcement came during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Nyamira County Aggregation and Industrial Park, a pivotal moment that promises to broaden opportunities for Kenyans while bolstering the country’s economic prospects.
Speaking on Friday at the inauguration event held at Sironga in Nyamira, President Ruto emphasized the transformative impact of the CAIP program.
“This project will create over 50,000 jobs and reduce poverty in this region,” he declared, underscoring the administration’s commitment to improving the livelihoods of citizens.
With a comprehensive focus on supporting local farmers and entrepreneurs, the CAIP initiative aims to provide essential infrastructure and facilities to catalyze economic growth.
President Ruto has allocated Ksh 500 million to drive the momentum of the Industrial Park Project.
Adding to this fervor, Governor Amos Nyaribo’s dedicated support comes in the form of a substantial Ksh 250 million commitment.
International collaboration also plays a pivotal role as China contributes Ksh 70 million towards conducting a comprehensive feasibility study, collectively underscoring the robust efforts being poured into propelling the transformative potential of the project.
The Nyamira County Aggregation and Industrial Park is set to become a cornerstone of agricultural development in the region.
President Ruto highlighted its role in offering cold storage and value addition facilities, a boon for crops like bananas, avocados, coffee, and vegetables.
This strategic move is geared towards enabling farmers to maximize their earnings by reducing post-harvest losses and enhancing the value of their produce.
As the agricultural sector plays a pivotal role in Kenya’s economy, this initiative is poised to ripple positive effects throughout the nation.
Earlier on his tour, President Ruto visited Nyansiongo in Nyamira County, where he inspected the ongoing construction of the Nyansiongo Modern Market.
He emphasized that the expansion and upgrading of this market would provide traders with a secure and conducive environment to conduct their businesses.
The development of this market aligns with the Government’s broader plan to establish new markets in various locations across the country, such as Keroka, Esise, Kahawa, Kemera, Ikonge, and Nyamira Town.
President Ruto’s commitment to infrastructural development was further highlighted during his inspection of ongoing road projects in Kisii County.
The tarmacking of roads including Omoringamu-Motonto, Parainye-Tabaka, Bonyancha-Nyabisiongororo, Iyabe-Nyansara, and Sengera-Nyakoiba underscores the Government’s dedication to enhancing transportation networks.
By investing in infrastructure, the administration aims to expand business opportunities and boost household incomes, ultimately driving economic growth from the ground up.
One of the standout accomplishments of President Ruto’s tour was the commissioning of the Mosambi-Ekerenyo Market. This market is poised to become a catalyst for improved agricultural activities and enhanced market performance.
By facilitating the efficient exchange of goods, the market will contribute to the economic well-being of citizens and bolster the delivery of essential services.
Local leaders also expressed their enthusiasm and gratitude for the transformative CAIP initiative.
West Mugirango MP Stephen Mogaka hailed the Sironga Aggregation Industrial Park as a pivotal opportunity for the region.
Mogaka highlighted the economic potential of the project and urged constituents to invest in their homeland.
The sentiment echoed by Kitutu Masaba MP Gisairo further emphasized the export-oriented nature of the Nyamira County Aggregation and Industrial Park.
Gisairo emphasized that the completed park would not only drive agro-processing at a national level but also increase farmer incomes, create jobs, and minimize post-harvest losses.
Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribo also lauded the project, expressing hope that it would contribute to improved economic growth in the region.
He underlined the importance of the CAIP in enhancing regional development and creating opportunities for citizens.
The President’s efforts were accompanied by the presence of key officials including Cabinet Secretaries Moses Kuria (Trade) and Ezekiel Machogu (Education), Governors Amos Nyaribo (Nyamira) and Simba Arati (Kisii), as well as Members of Parliament and Members of County Assemblies led by National Assembly Chief Whip Silvanus Osoro.