Towards A Better Working Environment For Business Community In Nanyuki


The Business Community from Nanyuki municipality and its environment had a consultative meeting with H.E Governor Joshua Irungu, EGH at the County hall in Nanyuki to discuss how to deepen collaboration with County Government to improve the business environment and take advantage of emerging opportunities including the Affordable Housing Projects in the County.
Among top items in the agenda included necessary modalities of to be put in place to implement the vision of a 24-hour economy in Nanyuki Town.
Over 100 business representatives drawn from diverse business sectors; from the real estate, manufacturers, public transport, second hand clothes dealers, jua kali, boda boda youth enterprises and co-operatives, beauty and salons, sand harvesters, to name but a few were in attendance.
Majority of the members raised concerns that there was a general anxiety that normal government services will be disrupted following the relocation of the Laikipia County Headquarters from Nanyuki to Rumuruti last October.
They sought reassurance from the Governor that essential services and government efficiency would not be disrupted to their detriment.
The Governor assured businesses due diligence had been put in place at all essential services action stations to ensure smooth transition with minimal disruptions if any, to ensure seem less service delivery to all citizens in the County
Another major concern raised related to allocation of sufficient resources to the newly created Nanyuki Municipality Board to enable it discharge its legal mandate without undue hindrances.
The Governor however reassured the business community that his administration was keen to expedite transfer of all functions and their attendant budgetary allocations to the Muncipality Board as spelt out in the law to enable it perform its role without obstacles.
About concerns over unresolved Pending Bills, the Governor assured the business community once verification processes were complete, cleared bills would be settled with speed.
Currently, the county government is working on a policy to guide strict settlement of invoices for services delivered in the same financial year.
Among business leaders in attendance included Mwaniki Wagcere (Nanyuki Cab Services Chairman), Susan Ndiangui (Mama Ngotho) from New Market, Robert Kabata (Moran Lounge), among others.
The County Government delegation present included Deputy Governor, Hon Reuben Kamur, County Secretary, Hon Koinange Wahome, CECMs Stephen Kisorio (Trade) and Purity Hon Purity Kendi Gitonga (Administration), COs Mr. Samuel Njuki, (Trade), Eng. Peter Macharia (Roads) and Mr. Daniel Ngumi (Finance), Mr. John Wambugu (Chief of Staff), among others
Nanyuki Municipal Board Chairperson Abdi Sola Guyo, and Ndegwa Gitonga, chairperson Laikipia Chamber of Commerce, were also present.

  Social Media