County Government Building A Database Of Local Enterprises
The county Government of Laikipia is in the process of carrying out a census of all enterprises in the county to enable it plan better for their growth.
Some of the newly recruited interns will be involved in undertaking the ten-day data collection exercise. On Monday, 12th November 2018, H.E Governor Ndiritu Muriithi and Deputy Governor John Mwaniki held a meeting with all the interns and briefed them on the importance of the Laikipia County Enterprises Census.
We intend to analyses data on all businesses operated in Laikipia to create a database from which economic decisions will be drawn. The data base will help us know how many people have businesses, how many people the businesses employ, earning per household and how best County government can help traders to expand their business, Governor Muriithi said.
Analysis of this census will help the government understand the types of business in the county; in retail and in wholesales; with a keen interest on tourism and hotel industry among other sectors.
This census will help the county government achieve the promised 30,000 jobs by scaling up businesses through right channeling of the County Enterprise Fund loans as we scale higher our revenues for better service delivery to Laikipians, the governor said.
He further guided the team on the deliverables that his administration was expecting from them at the end of the exercise.
Present in the meeting too were Finance and Economic Planning CECM Murungi Ndai and Deputy County secretary Moses Punden who will jointly oversee the exercise as Director Economic Planning Mr Charles Ndiritu guides and supervises the exercise.