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Owners of stalled businesses warned

By LYDIAH NYAWIRA | November 15th 2013


Nyeri County: The Nyeri County Government has told the business community that only those who develop their properties will have their land rates waived next year.

Nyeri governor Nderitu Gachagua said the town’s development had stalled for the last 46 years because of the business community’s failure to partner and develop their premises.

“The same buildings and businesses that were operating during Independence are the ones you have inherited and continue to operate fearing to expand and develop,” Gachagua said.

He asked them to partner with investors who could build modern high-rise business premises to boost their income and the town’s economy.

Town’s extinction

“Those of you who have inherited properties and businesses from your parents need to remember that there is a clause in your titles that stipulates you must develop your property,” Gachagua said.

Gachagua also promised the business owners that the county government would put up a centre to fast track and approve their development plans and licences to encourage development.

He assured them that plans were underway to expand Nyaribo airport to accommodate more aircrafts which would be a boost to business.

He warned that if businesses did not expand they risked the extinction of the town because of the upgrading of 85.5 kilometre Kenol-Sagana-Marua road which cuts Nyeri off.

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