Trade and Industrialization

Trade and Industrialization

DR ROSE JEPLETING SEREM is a holder of Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management (Strategic Management Option) which is a Collaborative PhD with Moi University /Oklahoma State University, USA.

Dr. Serem also holds Master of Business Administration, (MBA)Moi University and a Bachelor of Educational Studies from University of Stirling, UK.

She has a Certificate in Foundation of Social Commerce from Indiana University.

A renowned Publisher and Researcher, Dr. Serem has a commendable 26 years’ experience having worked as an Administrator, Lecturer, Staffing Officer at the Teachers Service Commission and teacher at Kapsabet Boys High.

Remarkably, Dr. Serem has worked as a Senior Lecturer, Dept of Management Science and School of Business and Economics at Moi University.

She also lectured Business Studies at Eldoret Polytechnic.

Dr. Serem served as a member of the University of Eldoret Academic Adhoc Committee, School of Business and Economics Board at Moi University, Postgraduate Committee School of Business and Economics, Moi University and a Member of Curricula development of reviewing undergraduate -Bachelor of Business Management programme  

She is also a member of European Centre for Research Training and Development, Kenya Institute of Management, Africa Academy of Management.

The department is working towards facilitating trade and promoting labor-intensive employment initiatives by leveraging available resources in the county while forging for strong partnerships with the private sector through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in order to transform Nandi into a trading, export-oriented county, thriving on good investment policies, programmes and projects well-integrated into the County Integrated Development Plan. (CIDP).

Entering into pacts between the County Government of Nandi and other government agencies such as Export Processing Zone (EPZA) and Export Promotion Council (EPC) is purely anchored on boosting the economic growth of the county through investment and export promotion. The department is also working towards implementation of appropriate investment policies to attract investment, increase trade, develop and market Nandi as the preferred investment location in the country by attracting and retaining both foreign and local investment.

Driven by the desire of H.E the governor’s to transform Nandi and by extension the national government BIG FOUR agenda to create 1.3 million manufacturing opportunities and providing one million affordable housing, we shall be working towards proving incentives to potential investors to fulfil our promise of transforming Nandi and accelerating its economic growth.

The county government of Nandi, under the leadership of H. E Hon. Stephen Sang, seeks to provide an investor-friendly environment and incentives for Kenyans living abroad to invest back home. In his manifesto, one key agenda was facilitating Diaspora engagement. First step to achieving this has been through the establishment of a diaspora office/desk under the Department of Trade, Investment and Industrialization. All this is in aim of making the county an attractive site and hotbed for Investment of a global nature.

The Diaspora Liaison Office shall:

  1. Provide information on investment opportunities available within the county and identifying angel investors to finance those with investment ideas.
  2. Help identify job openings and scholarships abroad especially for our youth who want to study abroad and international fixtures for athletics and marathons.
  3. Engage directly with donors to Increase development funding and remittances from abroad that would result in an improved local economy. Proposals can be written and the office can help seek funding.
  4. Foster public-private partnerships (PPP) between companies and organizations owned by Kenyans living abroad and the county of Nandi all in benefit of the people living in Nandi.
  5. Identify diaspora members willing to incubate and finance youth-owned projects; to mention a few.

Areas of focus

  1. Tourism,
  2. Healthcare,
  3. Manufacturing,
  4. Education,
  5. Sports and
  6. Infrastructure development.

The office is also tasked with mapping diaspora members and collecting useful information to develop a database of the diaspora members originally from this region. The diaspora liaison officers will engage them on how to invest appropriately. The office will basically market the county.  

The county has identified and profiled investment areas; it seeks participation of well-established local, national, regional and international investors committed to partner with us in various investments. We are proud to say Nandi County has distinguished itself as wealthy, prosperous, progressive, secure and nationally competitive county to live, work and invest in.


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