Kisii County Governor James Ongwae on Sunday afternoon assented into law the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) Bill 2018.
Speaking to Journalists at His offices, Ongwae said the Bill was passed by the County Assembly to legalize the entity and make it possible to achieve the dream of a properly instituted bloc with operational organs.
“I wish to thank my members for unanimously ratifying the Bill to accelerate development within the region.The LREB journey is based on a joint economic growth and development strategy leveraged on the competitive and comparative advantages in individual counties through economies of scale and specialization,” H e said.
The development agenda of the bloc is driven by seven pillars which are agriculture, tourism, education, health, financial services, ICT and Infrastructure to be implemented by respective member counties.
Kisii County is chairing the health pillar.
The LREB Trade, Investment and Blue Economy Conference 2018 kicked off today in Bomet County.