The County Government of Uasin Gishu is seeking partnership in technical training with the Indian Government so as to boost the manufacturing industry.
Governor Jackson Mandago while hosting the Indian High Commissioner to Kenya Shri Virander Kumar Paul at the County Headquarters in Eldoret town said, “as a county, we acknowledge India among leading countries when it comes to technical training.”
Governor Mandago in addition said that County Government will also consider enhancing collaboration between the Indian Government with Moi University, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) and county health facilities on how to transfer specialized services to help lower the cost of medical services.
“Uasin Gishu is now becoming an alternative medical hub in the country aside from Nairobi, therefore there is need to enhance specialized skilled personnel in the health sector through collaborating with India which is known for its advance in the medical field,” said Mandago.
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Mandago hailed the support that India has provided in various projects in the region, dating back to the 1990s. He singled out Rift Valley Textile Company (Rivatex) as one of the major areas that have been transformed through the support of the Indian government.
On his part, the Indian envoy named Rivatex support as a good example of how partnerships can help the communities improve in key sectors.
“Manufacturing and skills development are some of the many areas that can be looked at in the field of health care. We look forward to many engagements in this region,” said the high commissioner.
The high commissioner who also made a tour to Rivatex said capacity building was among the top agendas of the bilateral relations noting that they will strengthen the South-South corporation context.
Planning Principal Secretary Saitoti Torome, who accompanied the high commissioner said the revival of Rivatext was timely towards the achieving of the president’s big four agenda.
“We are still on course and we encourage Kenyans to buy and build Kenya, Many industries are being revived to achieve the initiative as well as Vision 2030,” said Torome.