Industrial Park Complex
Industrial development is critical to economic development of countries world over. We intend to come up with an industrial park complex that is a replica of the Konza City. This concept will be driven by the Ministry of Industrialization through Kenya Industrial Estates (KIE). The area to be identified will be connected with electricity, water supply and a sewerage system. It will attract investors from far and wide.
Juice Extraction and Water Bottling plant
A juice making plant could be used for a dual purpose of also bottling water. Currently all bottled water used in Kisii is imported from Nairobi. The County has potential to establish a pineapple and passion juice plant.
Tea and Coffee Processing Plant
Tea and coffee are currently the main cash crops in Kisii County. Value addition through processing and packaging for both local and international markets will raise the profile of the County. The County could collaborate with other like-minded Counties to start blending and quality packaging in Dubai. This venture could be supported by the yet to be established Kisii County Development Foundation.
The above are some of the potentials that could be sported in Kisii County and which could be exploited for the benefit of our County and the residents in particular. The potential is there but the major limitation is financial that we are now seeking from development partners in order to tackle the high poverty levels in Kisii County, now standing at 60.7%.
Processing of Indigenous Vegetables
This will be done through sun drying using the USAID technology currently at the KIRDI centre in Kisii. There are many Medium and Small Enterprise (MSE) business groups currently engaged in the production of high quality traditional vegetables. They require support to enhance their business through exports.