, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 4 – The Nakuru County Government plans to establish a partnership with the state of North Carolina in the United States of America that will focus on trade and educational investment opportunities.
Governor Kinuthia Mbugua is in North Carolina where he will attend several meetings with potential investors and partners.
During the one-week visit, Governor Mbugua will meet the state’s Governor Pat McCrory and top ranking officials from the Department of Commerce, State Capital and North Carolina Central University where the delegation is scheduled for a roundtable discussion.
The meetings will serve as an introductory dialogue between the state of North Carolina and Nakuru County, with a view to establish a working relationship between the two institutions.
Accompanied by a delegation from the County Executive and the County Assembly, Governor Mbugua will then visit the North Carolina State University where issues to be discussed will include facilitating a partnership between the university and a Nakuru County based university.
They are also scheduled to attend the International Association of African Non-Governmental Organization (IAAN) Social Accountability Summit on August 7 and 8 in Washington DC. He is expected to meet Kenyans to sensitize on the potential opportunities towards establishing a Diaspora and Nakuru County partnerships and investments.
During the visit, the delegation will also get a chance to visit various sites including local industries and technology firms.
Governor Mbugua’s delegation includes Nakuru’s First Lady Lucia Mbugua, Speaker of the County Assembly Susan Kihika, County Executive in charge of Finance and Planning Francis Mathea, County Executive in charge of Lands, Housing, and Physical Planning Rachel Maina, County Secretary Joseph Motari, Chief Officer Trade and Industrialization Edith Kimani, and Member of County Assembly for Viwandani Ward, Naivasha Eunice Wambui, County Economic Advisor Eng David Muthoga.