THE Garissa County will encourage private entrepreneurs rather than cooperatives to establish major industries, local commerce and cooperatives development minister said yesterday.
Speaking after getting briefs on the ongoing development of a new tannery industry, Hajir Mohamed claimed the cooperative groups have a history of not effectively performing well when handling development projects which involves ordinary stakeholders.
Dahiye said the county administration of Governor Nadhif Jama will prefer to deal with individual businessmen who can easily be monitored and held accountable.
"Cooperative groups tend to care less when it comes to responsibilities. They have don't care attitudes because they assume they will never be held accountable as individuals but as a group," said the official.
He said the Garissa turnery factory will be owned and micro-managed by both the local government and private investors, adding cooperatives are more sophisticated and prone to corruption.
However, Hajir who was flanked by the county lands and public works minister, Ahmed Aden Hire said the local government will soon put-up and launch an inclusive board that will effectively cater for commercial entrepreneurs and will be task to attract foreign investors.