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Margaret of Las Vegas Visits Diaspora University Town Site

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From Left: Dan Kamau, Major (Rtd) Mwalugha, Ndara B Chairman Benjamin Mwandaa, Margaret Njuguna, Surveyor Mathias Mjomba and Pastor Pagiel Mshila. From Left: Dan Kamau, Major (Rtd) Mwalugha, Ndara B Chairman Benjamin Mwandaa, Margaret Njuguna, Surveyor Mathias Mjomba and Pastor Pagiel Mshila.

Diaspora investors in the Diaspora University Town project have started visiting Diaspora University Town site. Margaret Njuguna of Las Vegas, Nevada, visited the site and was happy to see the work progressing at site. She is also happy to be part of the Diaspora investing in the project as Diaspora partner with Kenyans in the creation of jobs. Seeing the site that will become a University Town excited her with the feeling she was part of making history. Diaspora University Town will become the first project of developing a town and a university by Diaspora from Kenya.

At site during her visit were Surveyor Mathias Mjomba, Police (Rtd) Benjamin Mwandaa, Major (Rtd) Henry Mwalugha, Civil Engineer Joseph Mwandairo, Pastor Pagiel Mshila, Dan Kamau and over 15 persons working at the five divisions sectors open at site: Project Development, Survey & Physical Planning, Design-Build, Environment and the Security, Safety and Emergency division. 

Surveyor Mjomba who is working on the survey and physical plan of the site that will lead to allocation of streets and avenues showed Margaret how the streets and avenues are allocated. Mjomba joked that Margaret having come to the site when the avenues and streets were worked could end up with a street named after her.    

Margaret loved the land. She compared the area to Las Vegas where she lives and said, “It is beautiful.” She said with good economic development plans, the area could become a major tourism sector as she visualized the 45 million tourist bed nights a year that Las Vegas receives.

The project has attracted Diaspora who want to be part of those who create jobs. The Diaspora so far are working on diverse development plans that will create jobs. They include: the University development plan, Town Houses Investment and Development Plan, Medical Hospital, Tourism and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs). 

On the other hand, close to 2,000 persons in Voi region have expressed interest for the jobs to be created by the plans. The 20,000 jobs will be see about 100 million hours of human resource input in next 5 years. This will lead to expansion of Kenya Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by about Kshs 20 billion as the 20,000 persons working in town meet their constitutional rights in article 42 and 43: healthcare, housing, food, clean water, social security, education, and clean healthy environment.

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