The government of Kenya has recently announced the planning for the construction of Agro-Industrial park in Uasin Gishu County. The move has been forwarded to boost the farming and manufacturing sectors of the country. The 45-acre park will be located in Moi’s Bridge Township and will be undertaken by AgroHub in partnership with Dutch investors and the government of Uasin County. The project will be under the alliance of Sustainable Urban Development in Africa (Dasuda) program.
The park is located along the border of Uasin Gishu, Kakamega, Trans Nzoia, and Elgeyo-Marakwet counties and targets the investors in potatoes, avocado, dairy and grain value chains. The animal feed manufacturers, seed companies, and other firms are also targeted with this park, said Tim Chesire, Project Developer.
Upon completion, the park will be similar to USD 2 million Pearl River Special Economic Zone project that was launched in 2017 in Ainabkoi, Uasin-Gishu County. It’s also expected to attract various food processing companies to increase domestic and international market shares.
The construction of this park is directly linked to Kenya’s Vision 2030 to boost manufacturing sectors. The role of the manufacturing sector is to increase employment and wealth, and Kenya is expected to achieve a 10 per cent contribution of the manufacturing sector to its GDP by 2030. The ongoing discussions on development intend to create a more industrial park in Kisumu, Nairobi, and Nakuru in the coming years.