Turkana Deputy Governor Peter Lotethiro is calling upon investors to invest in the region as the county government continue creating a conducive environment for them. Speaking during the Turkana Business Exchange forum held at the Lowdar Vocational Training Institute Center he said they are doing all they can to increase the ease of doing business.

The deputy governor urged entrepreneurs to take advantage of their proximity to Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia, which are a few hours away. More than 250 guests comprising of investors, business owner as well as County and National Government officials attended the forum.

IIA Director Patricia Ithau applauded the County government for prioritizing MSME development and growth.

“As an active private sector player, we remain committed to supporting the counties to meet their development aspirations as stipulated in the County Integrated Development Plan,” said IIA Director.

Various stakeholders had a chance to interact and share ideas regarding development of small medium enterprises (SME). Over 15 businesses exhibited during the forum aimed at offering the enterprises growth opportunities.

The event was organized by Invest in Africa (IIA-Kenya), International Finance Corporation (IFC) in collaboration with the County Government of Turkana among other partners.

 

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