Konza Technopolis Development Authority, the agency implementing the Konza Technopolis project, has set aside space for the establishment of a smart and sustainable SME Park and light manufacturing centre.
This was revealed when the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development, Betty Maina, led a delegation from her Ministry on a tour of the Konza Technopolis.
“The SME Park and Light Manufacturing Centre here at Konza will enhance value at several touch points through reduction of supply chains, mechanization, consolidation, co-location and common use facilities among others, that will promote upscaling and standardization of products. It will also serve as an incubation Centre for enterprises,” said CS Betty Maina.
Maina further expressed delight in finally touring the Konza Technopolis, terming the visit an eye opener.
“It has been a great joy to visit Konza Technopolis, we are glad to note that this project is taking shape. The idea of Konza has been abstract for many, including myself, so it is great to see the level of infrastructural development achieved so far. I am confident that any interested investors would be excited to note the great strides made in providing service sites.” said Betty.
“This Technopolis is meant to drive the country’s economic growth and central to it, is light industrial manufacturing. I am glad that Konza has set aside areas for light industrial developments that have already attracted some investors,” said the CS.
“There will be a lot of continued collaboration between the Ministry of ICT and other stakeholders to see the success of this Smart Technopolis,” she added.
Eng. John Tanui, chief executive officer Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) lauded government institutions involved in the development.
“This visit is yet another step in the continued cooperation between the various arms of government, we have enjoyed great support from the Ministry of Education, Infrastructure and now Industrialization has come in a strong way. This is a clear testament that the government is committed to delivering this project to the people of Kenya.” Said Eng. Tanui.