President Ruto to Inaugurate Sh45 Billion Clinker Plant in West Pokot County

With the impending development of numerous partners, the county’s name tag, “The County of Hidden Treasures,” will soon become a reality. The Clinker Production Company’s official commissioning is scheduled for next week at Sebit limestone mines in Kipkomo Sub County along the Kapenguria-Lodwar Highway. With the Clinker Production Company’s official commissioning at the Sebit limestone quarries in Kipkomo Sub County along the Kapenguria-Lodwar Highway set for next week, the county’s population is expected to undergo a paradigm shift as they adapt to support themselves in new ways. In addition to limestone, the area holds gold reserves spread throughout, but locals have been extracting the metals through rudimentary mining techniques.

Mining Principal Secretary (PS) Elijah Mwangi stated during a site visit to make sure mining compliance issues are resolved in time for the Head of State’s visit and company commissioning the following week that the Sh45 billion mining investment by a private investor is a big boost in creating job opportunities nationwide, with all cement production companies in the nation guaranteed the availability of raw material locally. The country’s cement mills will have met its clinker needs once the company reaches full production, with any extra available for export.

He pledged the government’s unwavering support, urging individuals with the means to invest in the mining industry to use cutting-edge technology to discover the wealth of unexplored natural resources spread around the nation. According to the PS, the company can presently employ 2,500 people, the majority of whom are from the area, which benefits a number of different economic sectors. The benefits of this plant to the community will be enormous, as has already been evident since the building commenced. Through the company’s Community Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes, PS Mwangi continued, the inhabitants will also benefit from business, health, and educational support. To carry out the activities, the community members are asked to form a Community Development Management Committee.

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