Uasin Gishu County Government, in partnership with investors from the region and with the support of the Dutch Government yesterday, saw the official launch of a 45-acre industrial park at Moi’s Bridge Township, otherwise known as the Agrohub Moi’s Bridge Park.
The event was graced by the presence of the AFC Chairman and Former roads minister Franklin Bett, Uasin Gishu County Deputy Governor Daniel Kiprotich Chemno, and CS Betty Maina as the Chief Guest. Also in attendance were officials from ABSA, AGRICO, Inspira Farms, Avery, Cornbelt Flour Mill Ltd, KNCCI and KAM
Farmers in the breadbasket region of Rift Valley for a long time have had difficulty in accessing the market for their products, adding value to their products, and getting quality seed to be able to become competitive in the market. Agrohub Moi’s Bridge Park comes in to solve these and many more problems faced by the Rift Valley farmer.
Agrohub Moi’s Bridge Park has been designed to operates as a cluster of various companies that solely depend on agricultural produce from the region as input for their processing.
The park will be a place where the produce of the rural countryside will be brought in, stored (refrigerated), and value-added through processing. Packaging of both raw materials and processed food for consumer markets will also be done here and after that transported to of takers.
Having various the various value addition processes in one site will increase efficiency, lower production cost and create employment locally.
Agrohub Moi’s Bridge Park is strategically located within Uasin Gishu where it borders Kakamega, Elgeyo-Marakwet and Trans Nzoia counties which are renown for large scale farming and would benefit from this economic zone.