We Will Partner to Ensure Eldoret Becomes a City-British Ambassador to Kenya
The British High commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriot has assured Uasin Gishu governor Jonathan Bii that the United Kingdom will cooperate to ensure Eldoret town develops into a city.
Speaking to the press at the Uasin Gishu County Headquarters, the British envoy said they wil cooperate in ten projects that are commercially valuable.
“We will partner in maize miling, animal feed, infrastructure among otherss, for the next few months we will be conducting a visibility study on the ten projects where will narrow them into three major projects”, The British High commissioner to Kenya said.
She noted that the British Forum Secretary James Cleverly is delivering his promises on the work that they had began previously on the urban development program.
“We will go on with the urban economic development program as well as support for the humanitarian relief for the drought stricken areas” she added.
Marriot further said that they will focus on job creation, value chain and value adddition to help the poor and venerable in the society.
Governor Bii has asked the United Kingdom government to support his government in a number of key areas which include Development of an Eldoret City master plan, solid waste management, climate auction, informal settlement enrichment and investment climate including policy combination investment.
“Her presence today cements our existing relations and collaborations of projects which include the Sustainable Urban Economic Development (SUED) supported by the United Kingdom.
In our engagements, our County is set to benefit from various areas of partnership ranging from construction of solar powered cold rooms for the farm produce, establishment of a maize milling plant, promotion of avocado for value addition, packaging and exports among others,” he said.