BY OMARI AKELLO
KENYAN Parliamentary Committee has vowed to stage a strong pressure on
the government as it calls on the twin government to quickly revamp key
industries that have remained defunct for a long time.
The Finance, Planning and Trade Committee made the resolution after the
conclusion of a three day fact finding mission which saw the Committee
toured three chief industries in Nyanza Province, Western and Rift
The Committee lead by its Chairman Benjamin Langat visited troubled
Kicomi in Kisumu, Rivatex in Eldoret and Pan Paper Mills in Webuye.
Speaking to the press in Kisumu town after the conclusion of the
tour, Kisumu County Women rep and a member of the Committee Mrs. Rose
Nyamunga noted that the revival of the textile factories will help to
create more jobs for Kenyans.
Nyamunga said that in their report to the government the Committee
has recommended the implementation of policies that will support the
government plans on the revival of the firms.
Other MPs in the team were Shakeel Shabir, Oburu Odinga and Andrew Toboso among others.
Elsewhere Nyamunga revealed that her office has forged a partnership
between top cream businesswomen drawn from the County and the Chase Bank
with an aim of boosting development in the region.
The over 200 women under the Umbrella, Kisumu County Women business
Association is set to meet its partner, Chase Bank and other
stakeholders on Friday.
‘My office is committed to making a difference in the lives of Women,
youth and people with disabilities through various projects such as
capacity building, table banking, poultry keeping, Dairy cows, goat
keeping, provision of clean drinking water, Agribusiness and
environmental conservation through tree nurseries for trees and
fruits’’, added Nyamunga.