Uasin Gishu gubernatorial aspirant Bundotich Zedekiah Kiprop alias Buzeki has yet again asked voters in the county to support his bid to be the second governor.
Buzeki has been using his social media platforms to outline his agenda for Uasin Gishu ahead of the 2022 general election.
In the recent appeal for support from voters, he has pledged to bring to the county an industrial park – borrowing the idea from the Hawassa Industrial park in Southern Ethiopia.
The park, the billionaire businessman says has completely transformed the economy of the region – and which he hopes will have the same impact in Uasin Gishu.
“The park has created employment of over 27,000 within the first few years of its operations. A city to support the Industrial Park is coming up around it with housing demand going up resorting to investors setting up flats. The park was developed in partnership between Government Agencies and private investors,” Buzeki said in the post shared on Facebook.
He notes that it is possible to set up a similar park in the county, under his leadership.
“We will identify a 100-acre land and put all the necessary infrastructure for industrialists to invest in it. We need an integrated park that investors will only need to plug in their machines and set them rolling. The investors are all over the world just waiting for opportunities to be established and for them to be linked with,” he noted.
Buzeki notes that he will start the initiative by setting up milk and maize processors, skin tannery, and County Export Processing Zone where locally produced horticultural products like Avocadoes will be graded and packaged for export.
“UG present exciting opportunities due to its geographical positioning with abilities of becoming the Gateway to East and Central Africa. I am kindly asking for your mandate in order to actualize this. I strongly believe that it’s possible to have a similar venture somewhere around Moi Barracks in the next four years,” noted the politician who unsuccessfully vied for the seat in 2017.