President Uhuru Kenyatta takes a sip of alcohol, as he presided over the ground-breaking for a new state-of-the art EABL brewery plant in Kisumu, July 12, 2017. [Photo: Courtesy]
President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the ground-breaking for a new state-of-the art brewery in Kisumu.
The East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) is setting up the Sh15 billion, plant, that Uhuru said will create more than 1,500 jobs for the locals.
“It will also benefit more than 22,000 sorghum and cassava farmers from the Nyanza counties of Kisumu, Homa Bay, Siaya and Migori who will get a ready market for their crops,” said Uhuru, Wednesday.
He said the Jubilee government also planned to re-open KICOMI factory to revive cotton farming in the region.
Accompanied by his deputy William Ruto, Uhuru also commissioned the Ahero-Kisii 84 kilometre road together with feeder roads that will be upgraded to bitumen standards at a cost of Sh9.4 billion.
They as well commissioned the 122 kilometre 10-inch Sinendet-Kisumu oil pipeline and the Kisumu oil jetty.
“We have implemented development in all parts of the country because our focus as Jubilee is to bring all Kenyans aboard the transformative agenda without discrimination,” he said.