President Ruto Grants Nakuru County Second Industrial Park and Healthcare Boost


President H.E. William Ruto has announced the allocation of a second industrial park during a recent visit towards the development of Nakuru County. The National Government has earmarked Kshs1 billion for the establishment of this industrial park, with Governor Susan Kihika entrusted to identify 500 acres of land, preferably in Njoro, for its construction. The objective is to attract investors, stimulate local manufacturing, and generate employment opportunities for the county’s youth.

This announcement follows existing plans for an industrial park in Naivasha, Nakuru County, as part of the government’s vision to transform Naivasha into an industrial city. The expansion of industrial infrastructure aligns with efforts to boost economic growth and diversify the region’s industrial base.

President Ruto emphasized the need for collaboration between the national and county governments, with a call for Nakuru County to allocate funds towards the realization of the industrial park. The dual focus on Naivasha and Njoro underscores the strategic approach to distributing industrial development initiatives within the county.

In addition to the industrial park initiative, President Ruto pledged support for the healthcare sector in Nakuru County. The National Government will equip two main hospitals, including the Cancer Centre at Nakuru Teaching and Referral Hospital (NTRH), whose construction has reached an advanced stage. The commitment extends to fully equipping the newly constructed Naivasha Level 4 Hospital, a project facilitated by the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen).

The President’s announcement is a direct response to concerns raised during his recent visit to NTRH, where he acknowledged the need for intervention in equipping healthcare facilities. This move is expected to enhance the capacity of these hospitals to provide quality, affordable, and timely health services to the residents of Nakuru County.

The comprehensive approach, covering both industrial development and healthcare infrastructure, reflects a commitment to holistic development and addressing key priorities in Nakuru County. As plans unfold, the collaboration between the national and county governments is poised to bring about transformative changes that will contribute to the overall well-being and prosperity of the region.

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