MEMBERS of East Africa Community and local investors have been encouraged to invest in agriculture in Kisumu county. Governor Jack Ranguma said the available opportunities include seed development, processing and value farming, marketing and packaging of agricultural products.
He was speaking during the closing of Kisumu International Trade Fair at Jomo Kenyatta Sport Ground on Sunday. Ranguma said Kisumu is endowed with enough material and potential for industry development.
He said this is because the agricultural produce provide raw material to industries with a whole load of natural resources and ready market in the region. Ranguma said the county government encourages all kinds of industrial investment.
"It is our desire to create, connect and call you to a higher goal of partnership in order to make Kisumu the desired COMESA city of choice for investment, holiday and trade in 10 years", he said.
Ranguma said there are plans to revive major industries including Kicomi, Breweries and the Sugar industry in the county. He said they are making efforts to inject vitamin to their budding micro enterprises.
"Our ministry for Enterprise Development has made contacts with the sector operators in the fish skin tanning industries and is now working on solutions to their challenges", said Ranguma.