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Dr. Mwalali, Prof. Kimaru, Visit Diaspora University Town Offices & Site

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Seated From Left: Col. (Rtd) Nyangala, Prof. Kimaru of NC, Ndara B Chairman Benjamin Mwandaa, Dr. Mwalali of NC and Captain Njue of NC. (Standing) Kenyans in Kenya working on Project. Seated From Left: Col. (Rtd) Nyangala, Prof. Kimaru of NC, Ndara B Chairman Benjamin Mwandaa, Dr. Mwalali of NC and Captain Njue of NC. (Standing) Kenyans in Kenya working on Project.

Dr. Philip Mwalali, Prof. Christopher Kimaru and Captain George Njue who are from North Carolina paid a visit at the Diaspora University Town (DUT) offices and site in Taita Taveta County. Dr. Mwalali, a trained medical doctor who is working on the Diaspora University Medical Hospital Plan was very excited to visit the offices and review DUT site. Speaking to the Community members he said, “I’m happy with where we are and excited of where we are headed.”

Prof. Kimaru, a university professor at North Carolina, who is part of over 30 Diaspora scholars working on the University opening was equally excited. Talking to Ndara B Community members, he said the Diaspora university will not be just offer degrees but will teach and help persons achieve their goals. He said this will be achieved through the University offering courses of Entrepreneurship and working with those interested to start business. 

Ndara B Chairman, Benjamin Mwandaa, on behalf of the Community welcomed the Diaspora visitors to Taita Taveta and to the site of the project. He said the community appreciates the work the Diaspora continues to do. He said the community members are ready to start putting their human resource in the building of the university and town. 

Surveyor Mathias Mjomba, presented the survey plan of Diaspora University Town that he is working on. The plan incorporates about 120km road and infrastructure network that will service plots used for: residential, commercial, university, recreation, parks and other usage as a Town settlement and University develops.  

The Diaspora visitors also had a meeting with Hon. Thomas Mwadeghu, the former MP for Wundanyi Constituency who is the National Vice Chairman of ODM party. The former MP, who was also vied for the job of Taita Taveta Governor 2017, informed the Diaspora visitors that some people put out a lot of negative remarks. He said on his part he chose to get the correct facts and he did. He said he is happy that Ndara B Community decided to do the project with the Diaspora. He encouraged the Diaspora and the Community to do their project. 

Dr. Mwalali said the project is adding a Microfinance Bank to the nine main projects to become 10 projects. The other nine projects that are the Jobs Creation plans are: University, Town, Medical Hospital, Research, Tourism, Medicine Production Plant, Design-Build, Renewable Energy & Industrial and Technical High School. Over 500 SMEs are expected to be open as persons progressively settle in the town. 

The Diaspora team also talked about the Diaspora remittances that have reached Kshs 30 billion a month or about Kshs 1 billion a day. They said Diaspora look forward to use their resources to create jobs, advance education, healthcare and make Kenya a developed country. The Diaspora team promised that once back they will encourage other Diaspora to use the approach of the Diaspora cash and expertise partnering with community land and human resource in developing a better Kenya and growing Kenyans wealth.             

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