The County Government of Nakuru has urged youths to acquire technical skills to enable them benefit from job opportunities that will be availed by the ongoing development of industrial, agricultural and energy parks within the County.
The County Government in partnership with various organizations has zoned and planned areas for specific activities which include Green Energy Park being developed by Kengen at its geothermal power generation hub in Olkaria, Naivasha.
The other one is Egerton University agro-industrial Park that will be key in manufacture of agronomic production, processing, value addition and sales of raw food materials thereby increasing employment opportunities. Nakuru County Trade, Tourism and Cooperative CEC Raymond Komen says many local and foreign investors have shown great interest of investing in the parks among them Naivasha Special Economic Zone once they are ready. “We have several investors who are ready to come and invest in our county so we welcome them because they will create thousands of direct employment opportunities for our youth,” he says.
The CEC adds that the County government has invested heavily in industrial parks that are key to economic growth, creation of employment opportunities and income generating activities. Komen says the county government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase trade ties between the United States and Kenya at the county level.
Komen was speaking at Comboni polytechnic in Gilgil.