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Laikipia Governor welcomes Chinese investors

16 April 2013, 17:43 James Kabotia

A team of Chinese investors have shown interest in impacting and advancing bio-gas technology in Laikipia County.  

Zhang Mi, Zhang Ileyao, Dai Yongzhi and Wang Iianhua visited the Laikipia Governor Joshua Irungu Wakahora in his office on Monday to discuss how the Laikipia county government can relate with China through the embassy and implement the environmental friendly source of energy.

Zhang Mi who has been involved in bio-gas technology in China since 1980’s told Irungu that his team is ready to offer affordable bio-gas units to the residents of Laikipia.

He also said that he will cooperate with the county government so as to offer some training on bio-gas technology.

Zhang said that the bio-gas technology has worked in many parts of Africa including Uganda and Rwanda.

Irungu who was accompanied by his Deputy Josephat Gitonga Kabugi said that Laikipia has full potential to implement this technology.

“More than 80% of Laikipia’s population use firewood as a source of energy and this has greatly contributed to deforestation,” said Irungu.

The governor said that the new technology will be introduced in homes and public institutions in a bid to conserve the environment.

He said that this will cut down the cost of running some of the crucial institutions like hospitals and schools in the county.

The governor appreciated the investors and assured them that his government will provide them with space for investment and political goodwill.

Irungu further said that Laikipia is open to all investors from around the world.

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