Governors and deputy governors from the Central Region Economic Bloc (CEREB) have met development partners, donors and sponsors to discuss ways of economically uplifting the region.
The Chairperson of CEREB who is also the Nyeri County governor Mutahi Kahiga said the meeting at Windsor Country Club in Nairobi came at a critical time.
He said the broad objective of establishing CEREB is to leverage on economies of scale in the region, including shared resources such as Mt. Kenya and the Aberdares, in order to Improve the livelihoods of people in these counties.
Kahiga sid they discussed areas of partnership, linkages and relationships between the counties and the mutual benefit of the counties that will help them be sustainable and self sufficient.
Kahiga said through the cohesion of the Bloc, Nyeri and Laikipia formed joint committees to harmonize cross border issues on revenue collection and shared services.
“In line with the the mission of CEREB; to promote sustainable regional socio-economic development for the welfare of citizens, we will ensure that we realize the full potential and attain high quality life for our Bloc and its citizenry,” said Kahiga.