The inaugural international investment conference that was recently convened by the Kakamega County Government at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology realized a significant achievement as the County was able to sign Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with 22 partners to enhance service delivery and foster development within various departments.

The considerable potential of both Kakamega and the wider Western region was systematically outlined during the conference, emphasizing crucial areas for potential investors to explore. Notable figures such as President William Ruto and US Ambassador to Kenya, Meg Whitman were among the dignitaries who underscored the investment opportunities available in the region.

Leaders including Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula, and Amason Kingi emphasized Kakamega’s status as a promising investment destination. Esteemed industry leaders also conveyed confidence in the conducive business environment presented by Kakamega.

Governor Fernandes Barasa provided insights into key areas ripe for investment during his address at the conference, showcasing the abundant opportunities for business growth and settlement in Kakamega. The event’s successful conclusion on Friday resulted in several areas receiving offers for investment and partnership.

The overall success of the inaugural conference was duly recognized by all participants, with firm commitments made to operationalize the agreements and pacts reached during the event. Preparations for the second edition in 2025 were discussed to ensure sustained investment and progress in the region.

Focused efforts were made to position Kakamega as an appealing investment destination through the signing of MoUs with diverse partners. Dynamic discussions led by leaders and industry experts sought to attract more investors by highlighting the region’s untapped potential.

During the conference, opportunities for investment in crucial sectors were presented, with a deliberate emphasis on enhancing service delivery and enabling development in Kakamega. The event effectively showcased the region’s potential and the collective willingness of stakeholders to support investment endeavors.

The vital role played by the Kakamega County Government in coordinating the conference and fostering partnerships with various stakeholders was instrumental in the event’s success. Collaboration among all participants was integral in projecting Kakamega as a vibrant investment center.

The commitments forged during the conference to bolster investment in Kakamega were well-received by attendees, reflecting a shared vision for the region’s economic advancement. The event served as a platform for networking and exploring novel opportunities for investment in Kakamega.

Professional insights shared by leaders and industry experts underscored the growth prospects in Kakamega, signaling a positive outlook for future investments in the region. The successful inaugural conference has set the stage for ongoing collaborations and partnerships to advance sustainable development in Kakamega.

By Wycliffe Andabwa

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