How Kitui mineral wealth can drive Uhuru's Big Four agenda

Kitui County Governor Charity Ngilu (right) and Mining and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary John Munyes (centre) during the Inter-Governmental Mineral Stakeholders Consultative Forum held at Radisson Blu Hotel. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • In the last decade, manufacturing has shown sluggish growth, with data from the latest Economic Survey indicating it grew by a paltry 0.2 per cent last year.
  • Chairperson of Geological Society of Kenya, says with the coal deposits in Kitui, Kenya will be able to address its competitiveness as an investment destination.
  • Mining Cabinet Secretary John Munyes concurred that the mineral wealth in the county will play a huge role in driving the agenda.

Kitui County is positioning itself to catalyse President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda, with a renewed push to accelerate plans to exploit the cost effective coal power, among other minerals.


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