UASIN GISHU COUNTY OVERVIEW By  Mr. Edwin  Tarno,  HSC VENUE: gulab lochab hall- ELDORET DATE : 19 TH  – 20 TH  Aug, 2011 ...
Background of Uasin Gishu County . <ul><li>It is located in North Rift region </li></ul><ul><li>It has a population of 894...
INVESTMENTS CAPTURED INCLUDE:- <ul><li>BEE KEEPING & FISH FARMING </li></ul><ul><li>HORTICULTURE </li></ul><ul><li>TRANSPO...
Strengths   <ul><li>Good climate conducive for agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Natural attraction conducive for tourism </li...
Weaknesses <ul><li>Poor road infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Unreliable energy and water supply </li></ul><ul><li>High co...
Opportunities <ul><li>Growing number of world class athletes who can promote sports tourism. </li></ul><ul><li>Athletic ta...
Threats <ul><li>Emergence of new counties that compete vigorously for investors. </li></ul><ul><li>World economic recessio...
County deliberations/way forward <ul><li>Create a bypass to decongest Eldoret town and proper planning of roads </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Setting up a website for Uasin Gishu County Investment Forum  </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a strategic plan fo...
<ul><li>Investment in sports tourisms/museum </li></ul><ul><li>One stop shop for licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance railw...
<ul><li>Kongoi </li></ul><ul><li>Asante </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>
BEE  KEEPING AND FISH FARMING IN UASIN GISHU Kimumu & Moi’s Bridge
KIMUMU – MARURA AREA
 
TRADITIONAL  BEE HIVE
 
FISH FARM-CHEPKANGA AREA
 
 
 
HORTICULTURE IN  UASIN GISHU
SAGA MANAGU CHILI   SPINACH
CABBAGES  -  JERUSALEM  ELDORET
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RIFT VALLEY TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE - ELDORET
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • We need to see county leaders role their sleeves now and work. It would be my wish that we see to it that we empower farmers to professionalize farming.Please secretaries that will be appointed involve us in planning for the county. I am keen in participating in giving direction to Agriculture practice in Uasin gishu and the country.
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  • 6 th May, 2011
  • Uasin Gishu County

    1. 1. UASIN GISHU COUNTY OVERVIEW By Mr. Edwin Tarno, HSC VENUE: gulab lochab hall- ELDORET DATE : 19 TH – 20 TH Aug, 2011 NORTH RIFT INVESTMENT CONFERENCE
    2. 2. Background of Uasin Gishu County . <ul><li>It is located in North Rift region </li></ul><ul><li>It has a population of 894,179 people. </li></ul><ul><li>Eldoret town is capital, administrative and commercial centre of the county. </li></ul><ul><li>It is located in the plateau, a serene environment with many agricultural activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Eldoret town is rated as the second best growing town in Kenya as per U.N.D.P. survey. </li></ul>
    3. 3. INVESTMENTS CAPTURED INCLUDE:- <ul><li>BEE KEEPING & FISH FARMING </li></ul><ul><li>HORTICULTURE </li></ul><ul><li>TRANSPORT </li></ul><ul><li>REAL ESTATE </li></ul><ul><li>MEDICAL </li></ul><ul><li>HOSPITALITY & TOURISM </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATION </li></ul><ul><li>ATHLETICS </li></ul><ul><li>DAIRY FARMING & LIVESTOCK </li></ul><ul><li>FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>WHOLESALE & RETAIL </li></ul><ul><li>MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIES </li></ul><ul><li>MINING SECTOR </li></ul><ul><li>…………… AND MANY OTHERS ………. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Strengths <ul><li>Good climate conducive for agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Natural attraction conducive for tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Large and growing consumer market </li></ul><ul><li>Available skilled and unskilled labour </li></ul><ul><li>Large number of tertiary institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of ICT infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of land for investments </li></ul><ul><li>Pro business local Authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Strong industrial clusters in specific sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Strategically positioned in EAC, Southern Sudan and DRC markets </li></ul>
    5. 5. Weaknesses <ul><li>Poor road infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Unreliable energy and water supply </li></ul><ul><li>High costs of energy </li></ul><ul><li>High cost of property and sites in main urban areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Investment incentives from the local government </li></ul><ul><li>Insecurity and crime </li></ul><ul><li>Corruption </li></ul><ul><li>Investment and trade information not utilized </li></ul>
    6. 6. Opportunities <ul><li>Growing number of world class athletes who can promote sports tourism. </li></ul><ul><li>Athletic talent that can promote the region as an investment destination. </li></ul><ul><li>Resources from athletics can be tapped to spur economic growth </li></ul><ul><li>Utilization of the International Airport for export </li></ul><ul><li>Utilization of tertiary institutions in R&D to catalyze development </li></ul><ul><li>Utilization of expertise in tertiary institutions in capacity building and training. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Threats <ul><li>Emergence of new counties that compete vigorously for investors. </li></ul><ul><li>World economic recession has reduced inward investments from key sources </li></ul><ul><li>High global prices of petroleum and its products- farm inputs </li></ul><ul><li>High cost of living- increased urbanization. </li></ul><ul><li>Fluctuation in prices of commodities and farm produce. </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment/idleness of the youth </li></ul><ul><li>Land fragmentation </li></ul>
    8. 8. County deliberations/way forward <ul><li>Create a bypass to decongest Eldoret town and proper planning of roads </li></ul><ul><li>Review the strategic plan of the town to reflect the future plans </li></ul><ul><li>Address the issue of street children and security in the urban areas. </li></ul><ul><li>County to invest in water and environmental conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Value addition of fresh produce to enhance market value. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilization of Eldoret international airport for export and import </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Setting up a website for Uasin Gishu County Investment Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a strategic plan for Uasin Gishu County Investment Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Developing an investment programme/plan for the County with input from all stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>High incentives for investments from county </li></ul><ul><li>More budgetary allocation for infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance use of technology in food production. </li></ul><ul><li>Subsidy on farm inputs. </li></ul><ul><li>Design curricula for short courses for farmers and business entrepreneurs. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancement of group financing </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up of a modern regional abattoir </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Investment in sports tourisms/museum </li></ul><ul><li>One stop shop for licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance railway transport and setting up of an inland container terminal in Eldoret. </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up of an ICT park/BPO centre in the region. </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Kongoi </li></ul><ul><li>Asante </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>
    12. 12. BEE KEEPING AND FISH FARMING IN UASIN GISHU Kimumu & Moi’s Bridge
    13. 13. KIMUMU – MARURA AREA
    14. 15. TRADITIONAL BEE HIVE
    15. 17. FISH FARM-CHEPKANGA AREA
    16. 21. HORTICULTURE IN UASIN GISHU
    17. 22. SAGA MANAGU CHILI SPINACH
    18. 23. CABBAGES - JERUSALEM ELDORET
    19. 54. RIFT VALLEY TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE - ELDORET

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