Nakuru bets on GDC to grow

Nakuru County is banking on geothermal energy from Menengai to power industrial reforms. According to Nakuru County Deputy Governor H.E Dr. Eric Korir, geothermal energy will support the economic fortunes of the county. He pledged his support to GDC.

Dr. Calleb Nyamajeje (Centre) the Eastern Africa Executive Director at the African Development Bank in discussion with Eng. Johnson P.Ole Nchoe, the Managing Director & CEO of GDC and Dr. Eric Korir (left) the Deputy Governor, Nakuru County


“Menengai Project is key in transforming lives in Nakuru. We have seen the social economic development through GDC’s robust Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, but more will come once the project is completed,” said Dr. Korir.

The Deputy Governor made the remarks when the GDC Managing Director & CEO Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe paid him a courtesy call at the County headquarters. Eng. Ole Nchoe was accompanied by the East African Constituency Executive Director of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Dr. Calleb Nyamajeje.

Also present at the meeting were Regional Managers Mr. Paul Ngugi, and John Lagat and General Manager Geothermal Resource Assessment Mr. Cornel Ofwona.

Elsewhere, the Nakuru County Chief of Staff Mr. Njoroge Gichuhi has commended GDCs progress at the Menengai Geothermal Project saying it will hugely support the implementation of the Big4 agenda.

Speaking during a tour of Menengai, Mr. Gichuhi expressed satisfaction with the progress. He expressed his excitement to the news that all hurdles have been removed paving way for the IPPs to set shop at the project.

“This is one of the key project for us as a county. What GDC is doing here will ultimately transform the standard of living for all the County residents and also the country at large,” he said.

He further lauded the African Development Bank (AfDB) for supporting the project “We must also thank the financiers for having confidence in GDC to execute this project. Nakuru County is committed to providing all the support needed by GDC to ensure that the second phase is successfully completed,” he added.

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