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Lusaka: Bungoma Industrial Park To Be Set Up In Sang’alo

Bungoma governor Ken Lusaka 

The county government of Bungoma has identified Sang’alo ‘institute as the perfect location to set up its County Aggregation Industrial Park (CAIP).

 

 

 

 

Speaking during a tour to inspect the land where he met the board of governors of the institution, Bungoma governor Kenneth Lusaka said Sang’alo was the perfect choice for the setting up the project because of its enough land and proximity to Bungoma town and availability of the basic amenities.

 

 

 

 

The institute lies on 550 acres of land most of which lies idle.

 

 

 

Lusaka noted that the setting up of the park will help the community around by ensuring value chain addition, ready market for the goods, job opportunities while at the same time providing industrial attachments for students.

 

 

 

The Institution board chair Prof. Edwin Otaro lauded the move to have the parks at Sangálo saying that was part of their vision.

 

 

 

 

The park is a collaboration between the county government and the national government each giving 250 million shillings for its establishment.

 

 

 

 

Already the county government of Bungoma has allocated 100 million shillings for the industrial park in this financial year.

 

 

 

 

The government bets that CAIPS will help grow industrialization, middle income to provide quality of life to all Kenyans by 2030 in a clean and secure environment.

 

 

 

 

Kanduyi MP who also accompanied the governor lauded the move to have the park in Sangálo saying it will change the entire live hood of the region and its environs.

 

 

 

 

 

He further said, parliament had already allocated 250 million shillings to have the Sang’alo Institute upgraded to a national polytechnic.

 

 

 

 

“As leaders of this region, we want to deliver our promises to our people and there is no doubt that we will work hand in hand ,”Said Makali.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two leaders also asked the board to hive some piece of land to Kibabii university for creation of a research Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

“We want to make this region an education hub and which calls for partnerships with like-minded institutions like Kibabii,”Said Lusaka.

 

 

 

 

 

Present during the visit were Trade CECM Caro Makali and her lands counterpart Douglas Sasita.

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