Gov. Nyoro asks Kiambu traders to re-organise themselves to benefit from COVID-19 Recovery Programme.

Kiambu Governor Dr. James Nyoro has encouraged businessmen and women within the county to organise themselves so as to benefit from the County COVID-19 Recovery kitty programme will help kick-start businesses that have recently collapsed due to the pandemic.

While speaking during this year's World Environment Day Celebrations at the Thika Sub-County offices, the governor said that his government was working with various commercial banks to come up with a comprehensive programme that will extend soft loans to businesses with a view of reviving those that had been hardest hit by the COVID-19 socio-economic plunge.

"I really admire the unity and focus of Thika business community under the umbrella of Thika District Business Association. Such unity helps businesses to thrive and encourage towns to follow this example especially in areas like Juja and Ruiru where we have so many traders. That way, we as a county can easily chip in and assist to revive the economy," he said.

Nyoro instructed his Environment CEC David Kimani Kuria to assist waste pickers at the Kang'oki dumpsite in Thika to form a co-operative society that would enhance their growth economically and benefit more from his government assistance.

"Help them form and register a co-operative society to enable them start development projects of their own. My government promises to double the amount of money they will have saved after one year and guide them on investing into viable project," said the governor.

He also promised to assimilate some of them into his government to work in the various sorting stations that will be started within all the 12 sub-counties.

The governor oversaw the distribution of food hampers to the over 50 waste pickers and promised to very soon visit them at the dumpsite re



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