Kisumu County Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o met a delegation from the World Bank led by Madam Sarah Ruth Ochieng’, Senior Private Sector Specialist in his office, where he urged them to put into consideration reviving cotton farming in Kisumu and investment in the fishing industry, which according to him will go along way in revolutionizing the county’s economy.
According to the Governor, investment in the fishing industry will see fibre boats manufacturing initiated across the region thus opening up lake transport. Maritime trade across the L. Victoria will open up markets across the East African Countries with an estimated population of three hundred and fifty million people.
The Governor lauded the Kenya Ports Authority for putting up a Marine Institute in Kisumu County which he said will revolutionise marine engineering in Kisumu County.
Madam Sarah Ruth on her part said that the World Bank is committed to support such initiatives as this is one of the ways of uplifting the lives of Kenyans.
Those who also attended the meeting include Nerry Achar, CECM Finance, Alice Moraa CECM Trade, Business and Industry, Nixon Obungu CECM Lands and Physical Planning and George Omondi, Governor’s economic adviser.