Kiambu: Entrepreneurs optimistic about year 2023

for Tv47 Digital January 01, 2023, 07:59 AM
Gatundu entrepreneurs
FROM LEFT: Kigo Njenga of Sun Valley Hotel, Dominic Karanja of Stefanos Riverside Resort, and Bishop John Njau of Blessings Revival Centre. PHOTOS/TV47 DIGITAL

Entrepreneurs in Kiambu County have expressed optimism that year 2023 will mark a turnaround for their businesses after a depressing 2022.

In a string of interviews with TV47 Digital, the entrepreneurs said they've pegged their hopes on the administration of President William Ruto to fulfil its campaign pledges, which'll have a positive net effect on their margins. 

Dominic Karanja, the proprietor of Stefanos Riverside Resort in Muchakai village, Gatundu North, says the government must issue incentives to investors, tax breaks and relevant training to facilitate growth of  enterprises.

Karanja, who runs the hotel that's along the famous Karimenu River says business growth will translate into job creation for the youth. 

Former  Gatundu North MP Kigo Njenga, an economist and hotelier says 2022 was a year of depression for many businesses. The proprietor of Sun Valley Hotel in Kamwangi says the non-payment of pending bills by the government has dampened the economy and stifled growth. 

Besides calling on the government to clear these bills, Kigo has urged the Ruto administration to fine-tune the issuance of Hustler Fund, which he describes as important in uplifting Kenya’s economy from the "bottom-up."

On his part, Bishop John Njau of Blessing Revival Church urged Kenyans to join hands in prayer to ensure year-long stability in the country. 

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