Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya last Wednesday received the Hungarian Ambassador to Kenya Laszlo Eduard Mathe who paid him a courtesy call in his office.
The two discussed possible areas of partnership and cooperation where the county government of Kwale can work closely with the Hungarian government.
The second-term governor pointed out that his administration welcomes development partners and investors in projects that are focused on uplifting the local economy and the livelihoods of the people.
Mvurya said as a county they are looking for closer cooperation with partners in the fields of agriculture, health, infrastructure, education and tourism.
He said the coastal county is putting up a Sh.120 million fresh produce wholesale market at Komabani area along Mombasa-Lunga Lunga highway which will revolutionise the local economy.
Kombani is a business hub and strategic area where Likoni-Lunga Lunga road, Samburu-Kinango road and Ukunda-Kwale road meet.
“Once the market is complete in the next few months our people will engage in fresh produce businesses which will boost the local economy and enhance the county revenue base” he said.
The governor said his regional administration will continue to create an enabling environment for investments and partnerships for the benefit of the residents.
Ambassador Mathe assured the governor that the Hungarian government will support the county government of Kwale in development projects that are focused on growing the county’s economy through job creation.
“We are ready to fund proposed projects that are primarily supporting job creation. We already have a bilateral programme with the Kenyan government where we offer scholarship for Kenyan students to study in Hungary which can also benefit the county government of Kwale,” he said.
By Hussein Abdullahi