In Summary
  • Governor Nyong’o said the forum will conclude all discussions during a stakeholders’ forum to be held on November 16 and 17, 2017.
  • The members of the summit present at the meeting also renewed their commitment to build up on the projects in progress.
  • LREB is also comprised of Nyamira, Busia, Kakamega, Bungoma, Trans Nzoia, Vihiga and Bomet counties.

Thirteen counties in the lake region have resolved to form an economic bloc as a means of pursuing stronger trade agreements.

In a meeting held in Kisumu, it was agreed that the legal framework for the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) will be presented to respective county assemblies for enactment into law by the end of 2017.

On Thursday, Kisumu Governor Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o said the lakeside city will establish a secretariat for LREB at the premise of the county government, with staff seconded from the constituent counties as will be determined by the summit.

“The secretariat will disseminate the LREB agreement for signature by governors of the member counties while at the same time following up on financial contributions by the counties,” said Prof Nyong’o.

PROJECTS

The members of the summit present at the meeting also renewed their commitment to build up on the projects in progress, including the establishment of a regional bank, he said.

Speaking at the Grand Royal Swiss Hotel, Governor Nyong’o said that the forum will conclude all discussions during a stakeholders’ forum to be held on November 16 and 17, 2017.

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