President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to commission Sh750 Million tannery and leather factory in Narok in a major boost to the pastoral communities in the area.
In a press statement to the media houses by the Statehouse Spokesperson Ms Kanze Dena, President Uhuru will officially open the factory constructed by Ewaso Ngiro South Development Authority (ensda) for the last three years.
“On August 2, President will preside over the official opening of the 4,000-ton capacity leather complex developed by ensda set to create 300 direct jobs and over 5,000 indirect jobs, “read the statehouse press release.
The development comes barely a week after the President’s Delivery Unit (PDU) team toured the factory and gave it a clean bill of health.
Addressing Journalists when he hosted Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) officials who had toured the new facility on a fact-finding mission, ensda Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr Sammy Naporos said the project was complete and had 15 per cent production stage.
The statehouse PDU unit after touring the project expressed their satisfaction on the progress of the project terming it a major plus to President Uhuru’s legacy.
“We have toured the new facility and we are impressed. It is a flagship project in the region and it will go a long way in boosting the livestock keeper’s income as well as the local economy of not only Narok but the country at large,” said PDU Director Ms Truphosa Awuor.
Area County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti who had accompanied the team hailed the project and asked the local livestock keepers to take advantage of it to their benefit.
“This is a big boost to pastoralists and I urge the Narok livestock keepers to take advantage of this facility. This factory shall be sourcing raw products from across the country but as locals, you should try to be the leading suppliers,” urged the commissioner.