In a groundbreaking ceremony attended by top government officials, Nakuru County Deputy Governor H.E David Kones and Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi marked a significant milestone for Kenya’s technological landscape. The event celebrated the commencement of construction for the Ecocloud Data Centre, the flagship investment within the expansive KenGen Smart Industrial Park in Naivasha Sub-County.
Situated on a sprawling 845-acre parcel within the Olkaria geothermal field, the KenGen Green Energy Park aims to become a hub for innovation, research, and development. The ambitious project is set to accommodate offices, data centers, and other facilities that capitalize on competitively priced sustainable geothermal power rates.
The Ecocloud Data Centre stands out as a symbol of Kenya’s commitment to merging innovation with eco-conscious practices. Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi emphasized the project’s significance, stating that the integration of clean energy with cutting-edge technology positions Kenya at the forefront of the digital era. This, he believes, will hasten the nation’s progress towards the fourth industrial revolution.
Nakuru County has been gaining recognition as a promising investment destination, and the Olkaria Green Data Centre adds another feather to its cap. Notably, the recent groundbreaking of the 1.4 billion Kentegra modern pyrethrum processing plant in Naivasha and the County Aggregation Industrial Park in Njoro Sub-County underscore Nakuru’s commitment to fostering economic growth and industrial development.
During the ceremony, Deputy Governor David Kones reiterated Nakuru County’s unwavering support under the leadership of Governor Susan Kihika. He pledged to provide any necessary assistance to ensure the seamless implementation of the project, emphasizing the county’s enthusiasm for initiatives that align with sustainable development goals.
The event was graced by key figures in the government, including ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo, Energy CS Davis Chirchir, CS East African Community and ASAL Rebecca Miano, Nakuru County Executive for Trade Stephen Kuria, and Chief Officer for Disaster Joyce Ncece. Their presence underscored the collaborative effort between the national and county governments to drive transformative projects that have far-reaching implications for Kenya’s technological and economic landscape.
As the Olkaria Green Data Centre takes shape, it not only promises to elevate Kenya’s standing in the global tech arena but also highlights the nation’s dedication to embracing environmentally friendly practices. The fusion of sustainable energy and state-of-the-art technology positions Kenya as a trailblazer in the pursuit of a greener, technologically advanced future.