His Excellency Governor Francis Kimemia’s vision to re-establish agriculture as the dominant component of Nyandarua’s economy got a boost last evening when the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) listed the County among seven devolved units with the best investment climate in Kenya.
“For example, Nyandarua and Elgeyo-Marakwet rank high by virtue of their high contribution to agriculture, which is the mainstay of Kenya’s economy,” KNBS says in its inaugural survey, which is now on the County Government website.
Nakuru, Kiambu, Meru, Narok and Bomet are the other counties which, like Nyandarua, KNBS says have huge agricultural potential and a cosmopolitan outlook.
The United States International University-Africa’s Global Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship Centre and its partner; Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, have been mandated to carry out a research project titled; “The Effectiveness of the Metro Agri-Food Living Lab for Gender Inclusive Youth Entrepreneurship Development in Kenya” by Cultivate Africa’s Future Fund (CultiAF) which is a joint program of the Australian International Food Security Centre of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada.
This is a unique research project that uses the Living Lab model to guide current and aspiring youth entrepreneurs in developing profitable agri-business enterprises in the agri-business sector. The living lab brings together a unique set of activities and services that create the needed synergy to support not only learning, but also innovation, business development and the creation of new knowledge.
They are currently recruiting young people who have an agribusiness (more than 6 months old) that they want to scale up. The entrepreneurs will be invited to attend a one-day recruitment workshop to present their agribusiness concept which may be selected for further assistance from the Living Lab which include; business plan development, marketing research, and access to implementation resources where the recruitment date will be communicated.
We are calling upon the youth from the wider Nyandarua county to register for this noble activity. Please download the application forms as given in our county website and submit the form as instructed in the application form. Please NOTE the deadline for submission of application form is Friday 15th February, 2019
DIRECTOR- SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SERVICES,
FOR: THE COUNTY SECRETARY
HON. FAITH W. MBUGUA,
CECM- EDUCATION, GENDER AFFAIRS, CULTURE AND SOCIAL SERVICES.
Section 132(1) of the PFM Act 2012 provides that in each financial year, the County Executive Member for Finance and Economic Development shall with the approval of the County Executive Committee; make a pronouncement of the revenue raising measures for the County Government.
The County Treasury is in the process of preparing the 2018 Finance Bill which will culminate in the preparation of the Finance Act, the basis upon which the County Government will levy the various charges & fees to its citizens.
The preparation of this law requires that public participation be done to ensure the views and aspirations of the County residents are reflected in the Final Act.
It is in this spirit that County Government of Nyandarua wishes to invite the public, interested persons or groups and other stake-holders to the public participation fora in preparation of 2018 Finance Bill.
Participation shall be through oral presentations during scheduled meetings to be held in the 25 wards within the County. Written submissions can also be made to the County Secretary, Nyandarua County Government, P.O.Box 701 Olkalou.
The County launched the Second-Generation County Integrated Development Plan, 2018-2022 (CIDP2) on 9th July, 2018. The CIDP 2 forms the basis upon which the County Annual Planning and Budgeting for five years will be prepared starting with 2018/19 FY.
The County is in the process of preparing the County Annual Development Plan 2019/20 in line with Section 126(1) of the PFM Act which requires every County Government to prepare a development plan in accordance with Article 220(2) of the Constitution.
As per the requirements of various legal provisions including the Constitution, County Governments and Public Finance Management Acts, extensive consultations including public participation must be done in the planning and budgeting process.
In line with the aforementioned, stakeholders ranging from members of the public, non-state agencies and other parties are invited to submit proposals on the programmes and projects they would wish included in the 2019/20 FY County Annual Development Plan which will culminate in them being incorporated in the 2019/20 Budget Estimates.
Parties willing to send proposals are required to do so by close of business on Tuesday, 28th August, 2018 addressed to the undersigned. Soft copies should be sent via email@example.com.
P.O. BOX 701-20303,
It is a requirement that County plans and budgets should be within the confines of the approved CIDP implying that all programmes proposed should be from the CIDP.
Copy of the CIDP2 is uploaded in the County website for general downloading and viewing.
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