Water Shortage Thretens Investors In Nakuru
11 May 2012, 14:22
Water shortage in Nakuru Town has been noted to be one among the key reason why the investors are contemplating setting up their business in the town in fear of the a cute water shortage that is biting the towns residence.
Speaking during the Nakuru Investment Committee at the Municipal's town hall,Kang'ethe Thuku regretted of the unexpected closure of business due to lack of adequate water supply.
If the problem is not tackled with the immediate urgency it demands,he noted it will result to massive departure of the local and foreign investors from the town.
Terming it as a matter haunting business development ,he urged the newly established committee to tackle the problem with relevant water supply organs in the town.
“While we proud in the honour of being the fastest growing town in the East and Central Africa,we must focus on maintaining that status.But with the continuous problem of the water supply,we are losing and unfortunately expect to lose more local and foreign investors..Utmost everyday,one to two businesses are pulled down due to lack of water,” said Thuku.
With the increase of the population into the vibrant agricultural and commercial center,the water provided by the major water supply companies including the Nakuru Water Sanitation and Services Company has been insufficient to the needs of the residents.
Now,the DC,has called for the concerted efforts from all the development stakeholders within the town to invest in the creation of more water outlets to avoid more departure of potential investors from the town.
“We now have a population of about 1.7 million people.This will obviously rise,which means we need enough water for commercial and domestic use.It is an urgent issue that need to be addressed most importantly,” noted the DC.
If the trend continues,he regretted that the status and the economic growth of the town will decline.
He urged the committee which is intended to create a conducive environment for business growth in the town to involve the relevant government organs to upscale the attraction of more entrepreneurs into its environs.
The committee which held its first meeting after its constitution three weeks ago is endorsed with the responsibility of solving a raft of problems hampering business growth in the town.
In conjunction with the Municipal Council,it is expected to steer and facilitate for the establishment of systems and policies that will encourage booming of businesses in the town.
Among some of the issues it is expected to tackle include provision of the physical plan for expansion from the Municipal Council,moderation of the licensing,property evaluation,conservative fees and other for extraneous fees.
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