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Diaspora In North Carolina Ready to Develop Diaspora University Town.

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Ernest (in White shirt) with Prof. Mutisya (2nd Right); Prof. Jerono Rotich (2nd left); Prof. Kimaru (4th left); Dr Mwalali (4th left) and Others at Raleign, NC  Ernest (in White shirt) with Prof. Mutisya (2nd Right); Prof. Jerono Rotich (2nd left); Prof. Kimaru (4th left); Dr Mwalali (4th left) and Others at Raleign, NC

Ernest Mungai Kamau who is touring the U.S. as he prepares for the design-build of what will become the first town built by Kenyans and Diaspora says, “Diaspora in North Carolina are ready to go to the next stage of developing the University.” He met Diaspora Kenyans in the region and was happy to meet some of the University founders: Prof. Philliph Mutisya, Prof. Jerono Rotich, Dr. Phillip Mwalali, Prof. Christopher Kimaru as well as other Kenyans working on the project.

During his visit to Raleigh, NC he attended the symposium at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) where he met the new Chancellor of NCCU, Dr. Johnson O Akinleye. Ernest took introduced the Diaspora University Town project as he explored potential partnerships with the university.

Ernest who is spearheading the Design-Build that will produce the Town Houses, Buildings and Roads says he is happy that many in the Diaspora are working to achieve the Diaspora University. He adds, “Diaspora coming to offer expertise in Kenya development and especially to Diaspora University Town is a great thing.” He talked to Diaspora professionals in the field of design-build and encouraged them to come back to Kenya and apply their expertise in the production of the roads and buildings.

He also encouraged Diaspora be part of the professionals who deliver the project as well as open Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs). 

Kenya Balance of Trade (BOT) is over Kshs 1 trillion with Imports of about Kshs 1.4 trillion to exports of about Kshs 400 billion. The BOT shows the great opportunity that is available for SME establishment to meet the growing demand of production products and consumer products.

With a target of 1 million units of housing expected to be produced in next 5 years through: the National Government “Big 4” initiative, projects like Diaspora University Town and others; this is a great opportunity to set up a Small Medium Enterprises (SME) producing building material.   

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