Nakuru county enters MoU with USAID to revamp economy

The county Government of Nakuru has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with US Government (USAID) towards promotion of devolution.

Through the MoU signed on Wednesday by Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and USAID Mission Director Mark Meassick, Nakuru will benefit from investment from USAID in various sectors.

The MoU signifies Kenya-led development in Nakuru County.

Speaking after signing the MoU, USAID Mission Director Mark Meassick said the MoU provides framework to guide the new way in doing business which include enabling private sector to generate opportunities to Kenyans.

This, he added will see private sectors work directly with county governments.

“The MoU is a framework for us to work together and though this we will be able to bring more benefits to the people of Nakuru in terms of health, agriculture and other sectors to ensure we impact lives” said Meassick.

The USAID Mission Director also adding that the MoU is a platform for job opportunities to the locals in Nakuru.

According to Meassick, Nakuru will prosper in trade and investment through the partnership to ensure more job and employment to the youths of Nakuru.

“I am very pleased that Nakuru will be a prosperous county through creation of job opportunities to the youth of Nakuru” he said.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui on his part noting that Nakuru County is among the 8 counties which have benefitted with USAID Policy.

The policy includes investment, devolution and working with civil society to enhance good governance.

“We are happy to be part of the 8 counties in Kenya working with USAID towards prosperity. We hope to work through our existing groups to build linkages with businesses from the United States” said Kinyanjui.