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kenyan businesses urged to prpare for EAC

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    The Government has urged businessmen to invest in Nakuru because of the role the town will play once integration of the East Africa Community is complete.

    East African Community PS David Nalo said Nakuru would play a pivotal role, owing to its location.

    He said the town serves as a stopover for people travelling to neighbouring countries like Uganda, Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi.

    Tourist sites

    The PS said the integration process offers residents an opportunity to utilise resources in Nakuru such as tourist attractions.

    The economic mainstay of Nakuru County revolves around horticulture, maize, wheat, beef, milk production, forestry and bee keeping.

    Nakuru County also boasts of world-class tourists attractions, especially the Lake Nakuru National Park, Menengai Crater, Lake Naivasha, Lake Elementaita and the Olduvai Gorge.

    Mr Nalo said EAC would provide a ready market for these resources together with the Comesa and the European Union.

    The PS made the remarks in a speech read on his behalf by Mrs Agnes Sila, the Director for Social Affairs in the East Africa Community ministry during a workshop in Nakuru yesterday.

    He said the Government had opted for a countrywide sensitisation after it emerged lack of awareness on EAC matters was worrying among Kenyans.

    The ministry has embarked on awareness creation campaign in 24 counties covering 107 constituencies. The campaign targets stakeholders including leaders, State officials, professionals, the business community and the public