A delegation of the County Government of Marsabit’s top management team led by H.E the governor, Amb. Ukur Yatani visited the Middle East recently during the Annual Investors Meeting held in the United Arab Emirates. The team also visited the Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The overall objective of the trip was to conduct a market analysis of livestock and livestock products in United Arab Emirates and also get the necessary market information and contacts for eventual export of livestock products from the county to the Middle East.
The team comprised CEC Member for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, the CEC Member for Trade, Enterprise Development and Cooperative and the Economic Advisor to the governor.
A week later, a team of potential investors from the Middle East had come to visit Marsabit as a follow-up of the same. During their visit to Marsabit, the team had discussions with various stakeholders in the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.
A joint team comprising senior officials from the County Government of Marsabit accompanied the team of the potential investors on a field visit to identify the possible sites to setup an abattoir and a livestock breeding ground. Further discussions to bring onboard all the relevant stakeholders, communities and area leaders is expected to continue in the days to come given the magnitude of the project. The livestock sector is a key priority sector for the county government given that it’s an economic mainstay for most households in the county.

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