Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wafula Wangamati on Wednesday morning held a meeting with top management officials from Toyota-Tsusho East Africa, a company that deals with motor vehicles assembly, and agricultural fertilizer production.
The Toyota team led by their MD, Ambassador Denis Awuor, confirmed during the meeting that the company was setting up a Toyota-services- center in Bungoma town.
While addressing the governor, the Toyota company team noted that the service center is expected to open up a shop by 1st of July this year.
“We are so much pleasured to have found an opportunity to do business with Bungoma County. We are much humbled by your warm welcome and we can assure you that by 1st of July this year our shop will be fully operational,” said Awuor, the company’s managing director.
Toyota Company’s nearest service centers currently are in Kisumu town and Kericho respectively, thus pausing a great advantage for Bungoma people by setting up a service center within the county.
Apart from the motor vehicles service center, the company is also setting up a fertilizer a distribution warehouse in Bungoma County at Lwakhakha, on the Kenya-Uganda boarder which is expected to
serve the East African market.
They are going to train 300 farmers from Bungoma County per year in modern farming technologies, and make them model farmers for their neighbours and also get farm input subsidies.
This warehouse at Lwakhakha in Sirisia constituency will open up the boarder and attract more investors to the county.
Bungoma County holds one of the largest agricultural produce market in East Africa, Chwele market, that serves on a 24 hour basis with most of the agricultural produce coming from Mt Elgon and Lwakhakha.