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MSES SET TO FLOURISH WITH NEW PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN MSEA AND NANDI COUNTY GOVERNMENT

The Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA) and the County Government of Nandi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines a framework for aligned and targeted service delivery in capacity building, financing and establishment of common user facilities to promote the priority value chains within the county.

The signing of the MOU, was the pinnacle of the week long Nandi County Trade Expo, where MSEA supported MSEs to exhibit in commitment to supporting the Micro enterprises through market linkages. The Expo themed INVEST, CONNECT, and GROW, brought together the business community and beyond to discuss trade and investment opportunities and showcase top-notch products made in Nandi.

Governor Nandi County, H.E Stephen Sang, Deputy Governor ,H.E Yuliya Mitei Cheruiyot and KNCCI President Richard Ngatia when they visited MSE stands during the expo.

Speaking during the signing ceremony, MSEA Director General Mr. Henry Rithaa expressed the Authority’s commitment and optimism in implementing the partnership to enhance the capacity of MSEs through training, common user facilities, linkages for financial support, new markets and existing markets, resulting in increased revenue for MSEs and the county at large

MSEA Director General Mr. Henry Rithaa and the Governor of Nandi County, H.E Stephen Sang during the signing ceremony.

The Nandi County Governor H.E Stephen Sang said that through this partnership framework, the Authority will aid the county in establishing a well-equipped industrial center that will provide a platform for capacity building of MSMEs.

The Chief Guest Principal Secretary State Department for MSME Development Ms Susan Mang’eni commended the Nandi county leadership led by H.E Governor Stephen Sang for striving to create an enabling environment for MSMEs within the county and committed the full National government support towards ensuring that MSMEs are sensitized, aggregated and enhanced capacity-wise including digitalization and linked to financing and market opportunities for their sustainable growth.

Principal Secretary State Department for MSME Development Ms. Susan Mang’eni, MSEA Director General Mr. Henry Rithaa, and the Governor of Nandi County, H.E Stephen Sang during the signing ceremony and gala awards

The ceremony was also graced by Vice President Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Eric Rutto, Member of Parliament Emgwen Constituency Hon. Josses Lelmengit and other distinguished guests. The stakeholders lauded this partnership as a significant step towards realizing the full potential of MSEs not only in Nandi County but also in the Country.

The partnership agreement between MSEA and the County Government of Nandi is a significant step towards realizing the full potential of the vision and plan of the National Government on MSMEs. The Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA) is focused towards increasing productivity, competitiveness and profitability of MSMEs including promotion of strategic value chains, Financial inclusion and an opportunity for voluntary savings through the Hustler Fund.

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