The government is implementing robust measures to foster industrial growth and ensure it is commensurate with the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

President William Ruto said the government is equipping Special Economic Zones with the necessary facilities to attract investors.

He noted that this will attract foreign direct investment, drive industrial growth and increase exports.

“Exports are a very important agenda because we are importing too many things that can be manufactured locally,” he added.

He pointed out that this will position the country to benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Area,  African Growth and Opportunity Act and other markets.

President Ruto made the remarks on Saturday at Maai Mahiu, Nakuru County, where he commissioned 90 MVA Naivasha Special Economic Zone Sub-Station.

The President said the Ksh.700 million facility will have 3 separate lines that will complement one another to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

He added that the power station will use geothermal power to produce 100 per cent clean energy, setting the pace for the country’s green industrialisation.