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Geothermal projects by GDC seen as critical in government of Kenya’s economic agenda

GDC site visit with Quantam East Africa in Menengai, Kenya (source: GDC)
Alexander Richter 22 Jan 2018

The two geothermal projects by GDC in Kenya, Menengai and Baringo-Silali are seen as critical pillar projects in the wide reaching economic agenda recently launched by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Two geothermal projects by the Geothermal Development Company in Kenya have been identified as critical pillars which will catapult the ambitious Big Four Economic Agenda recently launched by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta.

According to GDC Board of Directors, the green energy which will be churned out from Menengai and Baringo-Silali geothermal projects, will be key indicators in government’s plans for the four pillars; manufacturing, affordable housing, universal healthcare and food security.

Speaking during a tour of Menengai and Baringo- Silali projects last week, Chairman of the GDC Board of Directors Mr. Gershom Otachi, accompanied by other members of the Board and GDC Managing Director & CEO Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe, said that the Board will fully support the development and ensure the projects succeed.

“Be assured of our support in these projects. We are extremely happy with the good job. These projects are key deliverables in the Government’s plan for the Big Four Economic Agenda,” said Mr Otachi.

Other directors who accompanied him were Mr. Namada Simoni, Ms. Caroline Karugu, Mr. Micahel Ogwapit and Mr. Timothy Gakuu, who is also the Alternate Director to the PS, Ministry of Energy & Petroleum.

Source: GDC