Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA), the agency implementing the Konza Technopolis project, has set aside space for the establishment of a smart and sustainable SME Park and Light Manufacturing Centre.
Industrialization Cabinet Secretary Betty Maina during a tour of the Konza Technopolis on Thursday said the SME Park and Light Manufacturing Centre will serve as an incubation centre for enterprises
“The SME Park and Light Manufacturing Centre here at Konza will enhance value at several touchpoints through reduction of supply chains, mechanization, consolidation, co-location, and common use facilities among others, that will promote upscaling and standardization of products,” said CS Maina.
She further expressed delight in finally touring the Konza Technopolis, terming the visit an eye opener.
“It has been a great joy to visit Konza Technopolis, we are glad to note that this project is taking shape. The idea of Konza has been abstract for many, including myself, so it is great to see the level of infrastructural development achieved so far. I am confident that any interested investors would be excited to note the great strides made in providing service sites.” said CS Maina.
“This Technopolis is meant to drive the country’s economic growth and central to it, is light industrial manufacturing. I am glad that Konza has set aside areas for light industrial developments that have already attracted some investors. There will be a lot of continued collaboration between the Ministry of ICT and other stakeholders to see the success of this Smart Technopolis,” she added.
KoTDA Chief Executive Eng. John Tanui expressed pleasure in hosting the delegation from the Ministry of Industrialization lauding the continued cooperation between the various arms of government.
“This visit is yet another step in the continued cooperation between the various arms of government, we have enjoyed great support from the Ministry of Education, Infrastructure and now Industrialization has come in a strong way. This is a clear testament that the government is committed to delivering this project to the people of Kenya.” Eng. Tanui added.