TRADE MISSION –UASIN GISHU COUNTY KENYA (`18 – 23 JUNE 2018)
There are 3 reasons you should do business with Uasin Gishu county 1) The opportunity to explore new markets that offer the benefit of promoting your business. 2) Uasin Gishu is valuable for companies in the solar, dairy, ICT infrastructure, poultry, healthcare and fruit and vegetables (agriculture). 3) that the trade mission offers you the most effective and profitable partnership that will increase your income.
Therefore, join us on our upcoming trading mission from 18 – 23 June 2018 and discover about our excellent and exciting projects that can be of value to your business growth.
The trade mission also gives companies access to the seven (7) Counties of local governments in the North Rift of Kenya (NOREB). Companies in the above sectors gain insight into the opportunities and acquaintances with potential business partners. The program consists of, among other things, individual matchmaking with ministers in the Uasin Gishu County Departmentws tour of the County’s and projects. Meeting with Chamber of Commerce members and stated in the programme below
The trade mission is organized in cooperation with the County Government of Uasin Gishu
Tentative Programme (detailed programme will be available after registration)
|Sunday||17 June||Evening fligt from (Amsterdam- Nairobi) or from other destinations|
|Monday||18 June||Arrival Nairobi in the morning|
|Local flight (Nairobi – Eldoret)|
|Arrival Eldoret airport (Uasin Gishu County)|
|Courtesy call to H.E. The Governor and County commissioner|
|Turesday||19 June||Presentation on doing business with the County Government/match making and B2B with the County ministers of different departments who will assist you with the investment you are looking for.|
|Wednesday||20 June||Project and company visits Networking reception with local entrepreneurs|
|Thursday||21 June||meeting farmers growing different types of fruits and vegetable|
|Friday||22 June||Follow – up Meeting with local entrepreneurs and chamber of commerce and debriefing during dinner|
|Saturday||23 June||Local flight from Eldoret to Nairobi|
|Evening flight from Nairobi to destination|
Background information Uasin Gishu County Kenya
Uasin Gishu County is situated in the mid west of Kenya’s Rift Valley, some 330km North West of Nairobi, Uasin Gishu is a cosmopolitan county, covering an area of 3345.2 square kilometres.
The County borders Kericho county to the south, Nandi to the south west, Bungoma to the west, and Trans Nzoia to the north. Other counties sharing borders with Uasin Gishu are Elgeyo Marakwet to the east and Baringo to the South East.
The county is named after the Ilwuasinkishu Maasai clan who initially used the area for grazing. Uasin Gishu County has three main regions namely Eldoret North, Eldoret South and Eldoret East, which are further subdivided into six constituencies – Soy, Turbo, Kapseret, Kesses Ainabkoi and Moiben.
People of Uasin Gishu
Uasin Gishu County is home to 894,179 people as per the 2009 National Statistics. It is largely a cosmopolitan region, with the Nandi people of indigenous Kalenjin communities having the highest settlement. Apart from Kalenjin sub tribes, other communities with notable presence in the county especially in urban settlements include Luhya, Kikuyu, Luo, Kamba, Kisii among others.
Kalenjin ethnic groups are renowned for exceptional performance in sporting activities, especially athletics. Uasin Gishu is referred to as a county of champions and long distance marathon super-stars owing to their prowess in international athletic sports performances. Other communities living in the county are entrepreneurs, mainly operating businesses in urban centers.
There are opportunities for public private partnership with the county government or with the private sectors if need be.
1) Photovoltaic power station (Solar farming project) This project is in Elgeyo/Marakwet County
Agriken is in collaboration with the Elgeyo / Marakwet County looking for companies to launch a Photovoltaic Solar Energy Power Station in Elgeyo / Marakwet County. The project will need investment from the start.
The project will improve the living standard of local population through employment. The energy produced is supplied to the national network. It will also provide access to affordable electricity to the Residence of the County.
At present, the power supply to Elgeyo / Marakwet is 2.5 megawatts. consumption is only 30% of connectivity, which means that if the project needs to cover 100% connectivity, it requires 7.5 megawatts. If industries are set up in the future, it will need a total of 10 megawatts.
2) Housing and Infrastructure (Low Cost Housing for students)
Due to the increasing population in Uasin Gishu, more housing is needed. The Universities in Eldoret lack affordable housing for them is urgently needed. Therefore, we invite you to build homes that you can sell or rent to the middle class working class. Land is available for lease and you will work with the County Government under private public partnership
Due to lack of housing, most middle-class workers live in Uasin Gishu County, which is approximately 150 km from the city of ITEN, where the county government is located. The need to bring affordable house near is desired.
3) Agricultural sector
The most important agricultural activities are dairy farming. This requires value addition and sustainability technology. There is also the cultivation of corn, potato cotton by small scale farmers. This however has to be enlarged so as to create medium enterprise farmers that solely relay on the crop for income generation. Growing of vegetables and fruits (such as mangoes, avocados , French beans, passion fruits, Gooseberry (physalis) , sugar apple. Herbs such as Rosemary, lemon balm, spear mint, poppy royal mint, tropical mint, parsley and apple mint). These farmers grow them in small scale. There is a huge potential to empower the farmers to grow in large quantity or export.
There are opportunities to start a food processing factory (value addition). We are also looking for companies that can bring innovative ways to store mangoes, potatoes and other agricultural products.
4) Health Care sector
Kenya’s healthcare has benefited in recent years from a significant impact of new capital, as private investors rush to benefit from new growth opportunities in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and human resource development. This is because the country’s public health system has a patient capacity tax and insufficient funding.
Out-of-pocket payments have already been charged for a significant amount of healthcare spending in Kenya, with the growing middle class of the country further supported by private growth. New investment in training activities should help the private sector to improve human resources, even as the increasing number of government agencies transition to the private sector.
In Uasin Gishu County, there are not enough hospitals for the increasing population. There is thus a huge market opportunity in better health for companies to invest in this sector.
The costs for participation is €1850, – excl. VAT ( for the Dutch companies, you can ask for subsidy voucher from RVO to cover upto €1.500 of the costs. Go to http://www.rvo.nl/subsidies-regelingen/missievouchers-sib
Domestic return flight (Nairobi-Eldoret) matchmaking (B2B), Company visits, joint transportation and networking. With the local government Uasin Gishu County, a B2B with the farmers from the 7 Counties of the North Rift Economic Block (NOREB) and for contracts for fruit and vegetable exports – if need be
International return ticket to Nairobi, hotel accomondation, entry visa and items of personal use.
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