Kitui County treasury has invited members of the public and opinion leaders and all Youth and Women to air their views on the County Investment Corporation Bill, 2018.
The Bill comes soon after another(Kitui County Empowerment Fund) seeking to have Youths, Women and PWDs get financial support from the county govt coffers through creation of a dedicated Fund. The 2018/19 FY budget set aside shs.180 million as seed capital to cater for county empowerment programmes. Operationalization of these Programmes will go a long way to fulfilling Governor Ngilu’s fifth pillar on Wealth Creation.
Kitui County Treasury is currently leading in the number of bills targeting the common man in Kitui.
The Empowerment Fund sets aside funds to start businesses, support expansion of existing businesses, buy required machinery, among others, to enable our people compete effectively with others from outside the county and country at large. This will serve to ensure that the county residents have a competitive edge.
In regard to the Investment Bill, Ngilu’s Administration has developed the necessary legal framework to support skills development that will work to ensure value addition and wealth is realized by retaining money in the county. Plans are at an advanced stage in the area of garment making, promotion of locally resourced building materials(no more going to Thika for uniform or building materials).
Plans are also at an advanced stage with ballast crushing equipments, ndengu processing, animal breeding centre etc to stimulate the livestock sector etc
Kalamba fruit processing plant at Makueni runs on a similar model. From the look of things, Kitui’s programmes will be bigger and better. The impact will be felt everywhere.