In a show of Nyeri’s increased business attractiveness,Davis & Shirtliff has opened a branch in Nyeri town Nyeri to serve the Agricultural rich County
Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga while commissioning said the opening of an branch is a testimony of Nyeri County’s conducive business environment.
The opening comes after international brands; Diamond Trust Bank and Cytonn recently opened their branches in Nyeri.
The Governor further added that the County Government of Nyeri has continued to create a sustainable business environment through infrastructural development like the maintenance of roads in the county for accessibility, ease of getting company permits to do business among other incentives.
Davis & Shirtliff deals with equipment in the water and energy sectors such as pipes and pumps and also offers services such as drilling of modern boreholes and advanced irrigation. The company’s headquarters in Kenya is in Nairobi and it has nine other branches in East and Central Africa .
In line with the national government’s big four agenda, The governor reiterated that opening of such a big company in Nyeri that deals with the distribution of water and energy equipment will go a long way in creating food security for the Nyeri residents, a predominantly an agricultural region.
He further added that his government has dug 22 solar –powered boreholes and is in the process of adding more to solve the water problem in parts of Nyeri County.
The governor further asked Davis & Shirtliff to hire Nyeri youth saying there is enough pool of labour in Nyeri youth and the Companies setting up base in Nyeri should consider the Nyeri youth first to help avert the unemployment crisis affecting young people. The County Government of Nyeri already has a program where they hire graduates from Nyeri County on a one year internship basis for them to gain more work experience.
The CEO, Davis & Shirtliff Mr. David Gatende was accompanied by Magret Kuchio, Executive Commercial Manager and Nyeri branch manager , Antony Ndungu.
Ndungu promised that the company will work closely with Nyeri youth.