County Aggregation and Industrial Park (CAIPs)
Kenya’s long term development Blue Print, the Vision 2030 aims to transform Kenya into an Industrialized Middle-income country offering a high quality of life to all our citizens.
The Government is promoting the Bottom -Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA) and has recognized the role played by agriculture and manufacturing sectors in income generation, wealth & job creation, increase foreign exchange earnings, and poverty reduction. The Manifesto target to address the challenges in for instance the agriculture sector through raising the productivity of the farmers by addressing the cost, the quality and availability of inputs and providing farmers with working capital. This through multiplier effect will promote backward and forward linkages to other sectors of economy including manufacturing sector by provision of required raw materials. This cannot be realized without programmes and initiatives that will accelerate inclusive and sustainable development of industries that will drive the Country’s economy economic growth.
Over the years, the growth of manufacturing sector has remained stagnant at around 11% of the GDP over the past ten years. This has resulted to reduction on jobs, stagnation in exports while imports have been growing.
In addressing some of these challenges, the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry through State Department for Industry target to Raise manufacturing contribution to GDP from current 7% to 15% by 2027 and to 20% by 2030.
Towards this, the National Government through the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry and County Governments in partnership with private sector, development partners and United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will establish County Aggregation and Industrial Park (CAIP) in each County. The development and implementation of the project will be jointly accomplished between the National Government, Council of Governors and County Governments
The main objective of CAIP is to grow manufacturing and investments through Agro-Industries and enhance productivity of agriculture sector in a sustainable manner hence creating inclusive decent jobs, increase farmers’ income; Increase foreign exchange, provide platform where farmers, processors, exporters, research institutions, industrial bodies and Government can engage for agro-industrial development.
The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry, State department for Industry in partnership with Council of Governors and County Governments and other key development partners will implement the project.
The Project will be implemented in three phases in two years.
- Phase one targeting fourteen (14) Counties.
- Phase two targeting 26 Counties
- Phase three targeting 7 Counties
Each County will allocate Kshs. 250 Million and National Government through State Department for Industry Kshs. 250 Million.