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Gitothua Member of County Assembly, Hon. John Njogu Kamande has sought information regarding the development of Tatu City, one of the two licensed multisector Special Economic Zones in Kiambu County.
While addressing the Assembly pursuant to Standing Order 56(3)(b), the MCA requested for a statement from the Leader of the Majority Party, Hon. Godfrey Waiyaki Mucheke pertaining to the benefits that the County and its residents benefit from Tatu City.
The area provides housing, educational facilities, commercial spaces, shopping areas, medical facilities, recreational areas, a sports and entertainment complex and industrial parks.
Said Hon. Njogu, “since its establishment in 2011, little information is documented in relation to the direct and indirect benefits that the County Government and indeed the local residents have obtained thus far.”
He said that the Leader of the Majority Party should inquire into and report on the direct job opportunities that have been created by Tatu City and offered to the residents of Ruiru Sub-County and its environs since 2011 to date including the policies in place to ensure non-discrimination of the residents.
“Also, give evidence of growth of local economies in terms of the number of local entrepreneurs (Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) promoted thus far and the number of local industries promoted by taking comparative advantage of their local resources,” said Hon. Njogu.
In his response, Hon. Mucheke requested for a 21 day allowance in order to task and work with relevant Assembly Committees on gathering the information as requested.