The County Assembly of Kajiado has adopted the Report on the Kajiado County Investment Authority Bill, 2021. The new legislation will pave way to a creation of a friendly investment ambience in the County.
Tabled by Oloolua Ward representative, Hon. Martin Kimemia, the Chairman Trade, Cooperative and Enterprise Development Committee, the chair emphasized that the bill will see enterprises maximize the existing factors of production and provide gainful employments and promote community social responsibility across the County.
Hon. Kimemia said that Kajiado County has a huge potential in providing an enabling environment for the enterprises and provide investment hubs and opportunities to the locals and multinational firms considering the availability of infrastructures due to County’s proximity to the Capital, Nairobi City County. The Committee chair noted that Kajiado County should now position itself as an investment hub.
“Kajiado County has opportunities to maximize considering its proximity to Nairobi City with the available infrastructures. Our role as legislature is to ensure that legislation on existing factors of production and regulations that shall be formulated by this House attracts foreign investors as well as nurture and protect domestic investors,” said Hon. Kimemia.
Hon. Julius Moipai Leader Majority Party and Imbirrikani MCA said that the Bill shall spur development in the County as it will enable formulation of agreements that will protect both locals and Investors hence facilitate creation of employments to our youths.
“This is a timely piece of legislation. In the long run it shall provide a friendly investment environment and create jobs for the locals in numbers,” said Hon. Moipaai.
Kaputiei North MCA Hon. Joshua Olowasa said that the bill shall boost investors’ confidence especially the ones that are already operating in the County.
“Investments in Kaputie North have benefitted the community through corporate social responsibility, creation of more jobs, transfer of skills and therefore the enactment of this Bill will put in place a clear framework for the County and as a result more benefits will be realised,” said Hon. Olowasa.
Meanwhile Hon. Paul Metui, MCA Entonet/Lenkisim has tabled a report by the Sectoral Committee on Lands, Physical planning and urban Development in consideration of the policy paper to elevate Kitengela town to Municipal status. The County Assembly adopted the report, this will enable the County to put measures in place to confer a charter to Kitengela Municipality.