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brand 006I Love Africa Girl's Business incubation centre has been officially opened in Voi sub county. This is a garment industry established through a partnership between the County government, I Love Africa (ILA) and AfricAqua and targets widows and single mothers.
Speaking at the launch Governor Granton Samboja urged single mothers and widows to fully utilize the facility to gain knowledge in sewing, fashion and business management in order to open and operate business ventures effectively to support their livelihoods.
The County boss said that his government will endeavor to empower residents to be self-reliant.
The Deputy Governor Majala Mlagui said that the County Government is currently negotiating with the National Government to open up a special economic and export processing zone that will enable businessmen and women exploit more opportunities through export and get Inter-County trade to improve their living standards.
The County first lady Mrs. Samboja assured women and girls of her full support saying she will assist in securing market for the finished products.
The Chief Executive Officer Africaqua David Kuria lauded Mrs. Samboja for her efforts in securing the incubation center as it is the first of its kind in Kenya.
Mr. David observed that beneficiaries of the program will undergo a six months intensive training on sewing machine operations, fashion, textile and business management.
The fifty beneficiaries of the first phase of the project will also be able to access loans to start their business.
This is one of the projects under the BRAND 006 initiative being spear headed by the county first lady that aims at empowering women and children in the county.

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