The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) Uasin Gishu Chapter hosted a high-profile networking dinner on 27th July with the aim of exploring potential investment opportunities and enhancing market linkages. The event was graced by the Chamber President, Dr. Erick Rutto, who served as the Chief Guest, and the Governor of Uasin Gishu County, who was the Guest of Honour. Other notable attendees included the Governor of Turkana County, the Deputy Governor of Elgeyo Marakwet, the Principal Secretary of the State Department of Devolution, and the Chamber Vice President.

The forum provided an insightful platform for attendees to discuss the county’s investment prospects and what the Chamber has planned for the business community. Dr. Erick Rutto spoke extensively on the business-friendly environment in Uasin Gishu and highlighted the untapped investment opportunities that need more visibility. The local government’s commitment to ensuring an enabling environment for businesses was also a key theme.

The discussions underscored the importance of market linkages and trade promotion, as well as how these elements could act as catalysts for economic growth. The gathering also deliberated on how to streamline trade facilitation to provide a more conducive business environment. This will potentially enhance the local economic landscape, making Uasin Gishu more appealing to potential investors and business enthusiasts.

The Governor of Uasin Gishu County expressed the local government’s readiness to partner with investors and the business community, promising continued support from his office. The event offered a unique platform for government officials, industry leaders, and investors to foster new relationships, explore collaborations and establish a roadmap for future initiatives.

The meeting was a clear indication of the vibrant energy and immense potential in Uasin Gishu, with the KNCCI playing a pivotal role in driving business growth and development. It is clear that through such events, the Chamber can foster an ecosystem that not only attracts investment but also facilitates sustainable business growth.