The County government of Kitui through the ministry of Environment and Natural Resources will establish The Gemology plant Centre in Mwingi.
We have acquired land to construct a gemologist center in Mwingi. It will be fully equipped with all the necessary value addition machines.
However, in the meantime, the county government is acquiring testing and other equipment as we wait for the bigger investment, The minister in charge of Environment and Natural Resources hon John Makau has said.
Her Excellency the Governor Charity Ngilu is tirelessly looking for investors in the industrial Minerals sector and soon, before the close of the calendar year, you will start seeing serious investors on the ground!
Gemology Centre will be a game changer for the local artisanal miners who have Been exploited by middlemen for a long time.
kitui County is endowed with several Minerals which the residents are squarely sitting on them.
The Gemology Centre is visioned to have a bank/banks in institutions, strong rooms, galleries, a hotel etc and an airstrip in Mwangi.
The potential buyers will be flying in from Singapore, Nigeria, Cape Town, Thailand. Venezuela, Egypt and other countries to buy our mineral at a better marketing price unlike what has been currently happening.
Mwingi has a lot and Kitui as a whole has more! Soon, you may see SGR crawling towards Kitui from Kibwezi. Never think of secession. There is a lot of potential as one!
I will be taking Kenya Water Towers there anytime. In fact, I was to lead them last week but I got held up. I want them to see the ethos and how we can conserve those springs Makau added