The Governor of the Great Kisumu County – Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Investors Company after weeks of negotiations to establish a multi billion modern fish procesing plant in Kisumu.
The company will process and export fish to the international market and also ensure enough consumption for the local market through cage farming in Lake Victoria. The company will also assist small scale farmers produce better quality and quantity of fish by protecting their businesses and providing ready market for their produce.
The plant is expected to create job opportunities for over 500 residents of the Lakeside City of Kisumu. When complete, this project will save farmers from the stress of transporting fish all the way to Thika where all or almost all of the processing plants are based, and the fish from Lake Victoria are currently being processed.
The Governor was accompanied by his Advisor on Investment and Resource Mobilization Victor Nyagaya, the CEC forUrban Planning, Land & Housing Nerry Achar, and the City Manager Doris Ombara.