Governor receives investors in Sh22 billion mega project
A group of local and foreign investors have teamed up to put up a Sh22 billion business facilities in Nyandarua County.
Making the announcement yesterday, officials of the Mt. Kipipiri Golf Resort Ltd, said they would put up an 18 hole-golf course, a five star hotel, 600 holiday homes, an airstrip and a club house- all within a 1,400 acre farm in Kipipiri sub-county.
“I whole-heartedly welcome these investors and wish to assure them that we in Nyandarua will unreservedly support this project,” declared Nyandarua Governor H.E. Daniel Waithaka Mwangi when he received the investors at his Ol’Kalou office.
The Governor met with the company’s Managing Director Mr. Harish Ramji Patel (Kenyan), the Chief Executive Officer Mr. Young Moon Choi (Korean) and a director Mr. Robert Njoroge (Kenyan).
The three officials briefed the governor about the project which has already kicked off in the farm previously owned by former Director of Intelligence, the late James Kanyotu.
Earth movers are on site preparing the golf course and the airstrip and the project is expected to take between four and five years to complete.
“Once this project is completed, we expect it will employ an estimated 1,500 people and this is a big opportunity for our people,” the Governor said.
The Governor was accompanied by Tourism and Sports Minister Hon. Peter Gathimba and the Minister for Lands and Housing Hon. Gitau Thabanja.
The Governor said the proposed five star hotel will be located in the new tourist circuit that allows visitors to travel from Nairobi to Kipipiri Mountains before proceeding to Lake Ol’bollosat, Thompsons Falls and Lake Nakuru National Park.
“We need tourists to visit Nyandarua County in large numbers so that our people can sell their products, especially agriculture produce,” the Governor said.
He commended the investors for choosing Nyandarua as their destination and appealed to local farmers to grow food varieties suited to the new investment.
He said his administration will continue to improve existing road network and open new roads to attract more investors in the area