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KWALE COUNTY INVESTMENT FORUM
DESTINATION KWALE
DEVOLVED GOVERNMENTS AS A MAGNET FOR INVESTMENTS IN
KENYA- THE CASE OF KWALE COUNTY
PRESENTED BY SALIM MVURYA
GOVERNOR
KWALE COUNTY
THE CONSTITUTION
• Chapter 11 Article 176(1) establishes County
governments and assigns specific obligations.
• Article 174(f), requires Counties to promote
social, economic development that promotes
easily accessible services.
• Devolution legislation allows Counties to enter
into public private partnerships.
COUNTIES AS INVESTMENT
MAGNETS
• Favourable investment policies.
• Existence of untapped unique resources eg Oil
in Turkana, proposed Lamu Port.
• County profiling through resource mapping.
• Aggressive marketing of Counties specific
resources.
Kwale County Over View
• It is one of the 6 coastal
counties.
• Has an area of 8294.9
km2 .
• 250km long Coastline.
• 200 miles Exclusive
Economic Zone.
• Population
approximately 713,500.
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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
TOURISM
250km Sandy beaches.
Marine parks eg Kisite Mpunguti.
Shimba hills national reserve and
Mwaluganje elephant sanctuary.
Historical sites eg Shimoni caves.
Scenic sites; Shedrick falls & Maji
moto springs.
Kaya forests; ideal for promotion
of cultural tourism.
EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY
• Mining & quarrying: Silica
sand, duruma sandstones.
• Titanium (rutile, ilmenite,
zircon),
• Coal, Iron ore, Oil & gas.
• Precious stones.
• Niobium/rare earth at Mrima
Hills.
• Baryte at Lunga-lunga;
ENERGY
Multiple potential power
generation alternatives;
• Solar ,
• wind energy,
• Bio gas
• Coal
• Geothermal
WATER AND SEWERAGE
• Availability of water
sources:
• Rivers & streams .
• Underground water.
• Natural springs.
• Dams such as
Mwache and Nyalani
• Sewerage & Waste
management
opportunities.
AGRICULTURE AND AGRO PROCESSING
• Coconut products
processing.
• Citrus fruits processing.
• Mangoes fruits processing.
• Passion fruits processing.
• Beef processing .
• Milk processing.
• Honey processing.
• Fish processing.
SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
• Beach sports opportunities.
• Water sports opportunities.
• Exploitation of rich cultural
heritage.
• Excellent film shooting
sceneries.
• Setting up of talent
academies.
INFRASTRUCTURE
• Roads construction/
development & maintainace.
• Airports- Expansion of Ukunda
airstrip and 3 other existing air
strips.
• Sea Ports- Shimoni and Vanga
for water transport &
proximity to mombasa port .
• Railway – existing line & the
Standard Gauge Railway.
HOUSING
There is potential for,
• Holiday homes
• Office blocks
• Rental houses
around urban centers
, upcoming
universities &
economic zones
INDUTRIAL PARKS & ICT
• Strategic location as frontier
for sea and dry land docking
• Freeport, standard gauge
railway, Dogokundu bypass
are major project within the
county.
• High potential for fibre optic
cables.
• Ample land for development
of industrial & ICT parks.
CONCLUSION
Destination Kwale is not just a dream, but a
feasible concept.
This forum is our first step towards actualizing
change through this concept.
Please join me to be part of the success of Kwale
County.
Thank you for choosing Kwale as your
Destination.
God Bless you.
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