Investment Opportunities in Kwale County

Investment Opportunities in Kwale County
Safina Kwekwe Tsungu
CECM Industry, Trade and Investment
County Government of Kwale
Destination Kwale
• It’s one of the six counties in the coastal region.
• Borders Taita Taveta County to the North West,
Kilifi County to the North East, Mombasa County
and Indian Ocean to the East and United Republic
of Tanzania to the South.
• A gateway to Eastern and Southern Africa, both
by land and sea.
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• has an area of 8,294.9 km2 of which 62 km2 is
under water and boasts of a 250km long coastline
plus a 200 miles Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
• Has significant youth population with 26% being
people between ages 15 and 30 years
• total population of 713,488 persons in 2012
comprising of 346,898 males and 366,589
females as per 9.8 per cent increase from
649,931 in 2009 national census.
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Why invest in Kwale
• The Kwale County Public Finance Act 2014 is investor
friendly and supports business establishment and
• Relatively cheaper land and the Land banking project by
county government guarantees availability of land for
• Kwale is one of the three counties earmarked to host a
Vision 2030 Resort City project at Diani Beach which
currently hosts about 25 tourist hotels and several
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Investment opportunities in Kwale
1. Industrial parks including ICT ICT infrastructure
2.Water and sewerage
water purification & reticulation;
storm water drainage systems and
sewerage services
3.Energy - generation of power both from
renewable energy especially solar, wind and
waste and non-renewable energy especially
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4. infrastructure development -roads and bridges
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Shimoni Habour and marina
Natural port as a result of deep
waters in Shimoni
Huge lime deposits around shimoni
in Tswaka area for cement
production; increased mineral, oil
and gas activities; sugar production
in Ramisi only 15 kms away hence
the demand for a port to facilitate
export of such commodities
The designation of Diani Resort city
as a vision 2030 project hence the
opportunities presented for cruise
ship services
Shimoni marina already advertised
as a PPP project hence political
goodwill already geared to the
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5. Investments in the education sector
• Establishment of tertiary
institutions- Medical school,
hospitality colleges, marine
studies, aviation school
• Establishment of specialized
technical schools- fishing
techniques, technical skills
in extractive industries,
operation and maintenance
of heavy, industrial
equipment etc
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6. Sports and Entertainment – Sports,
Culture, music and film industries
Talent academies to
nurture and develop
the diverse talents in
sports, music
performing arts and
culture in the county
 Establish Cultural
centers at strategic
locations in the
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Water and beach sports as an
investment opportunity
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7. Extractive Industry
• Quarrying activitiesIndustrial production of
products from
quarrying duruma
slates, silica sand,
building sand, coral
stones etc
• Mining- Base minerals,
Lime, Cement, coal,
rare earths, gemstones
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Existing investments in extractives
• Titanium mining by Base
Titanium- Zircon, Ilmente,
• Gemstones mining in Kuranze
• Silica sands in Ramisi
• Quarrying of duruma slates in
Lungalunga and Kinango sub
• Limestone quarrying along
coastal belt
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quarrying- Interior finishes
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quarrying- Exterior finishes
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8. Housing
• Residential housing unitsAlong the L/lunga- Msa
highway, L/lunga- Samburu
rd, Mabokoni near the
Technical University of
Mombasa campus, all towns
• Office blocks- Kwale, Waa,
Tsunza, Ukunda, all Sub
county HQs etc
• Holiday homes- Golini
heights, Mbuguni and along
the coastal line
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9. (a) Investments in Agriculture
• fruits, coconut, bixa and
cashew nuts
• Ranching- breeding,
fattening and marketing of
livestock and livestock
• Commercial tree
production including
bamboo through
plantations for timber and
posts especially in
wastelands/idle land.
• Manufacture of fertilizers
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9 (b) Agro-processing
• food processing,
• fruit processing,
• processing of
coconut, cashew nut
& bixa products,
• livestock products
especially dairy,
meat products and
• Fish processingDestination Kwale
10. Tourism
 development of new
tourism products,
 provision
accommodation and
eco-tourism services
amongst others,
 establishment of
tertiary institutions for
hospitality industry in
Kwale county.
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Treasures of Kwale
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11. Health services
• Manufacture of
medical equipment
and supplies
• Establishment of
recuperating clinics
• Private retirement
homes for elderly
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Invest today, tomorrow may be too
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Welcome to Kwale County, the
investment destination of choice
“Turning potential into wealth”
Thank you all
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