Mandera County Passes Key Bill to Revamp Vast Northern Region’s Economy

Mandera has become the first of northern Kenya counties to endorse a key proposal that is geared towards exploiting the region’s economy.

The county passed Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) Bill into law.

FCDC has the backing of Garrisa, Mandera, Isiolo, Marsabit, Wajir, Turkana, Tana River, West Pokot, Samburu, Lamu and Isiolo counties.

The economic bloc’s CEO, Simba Guleid, said the decision by Mandera was as towards actualisation of the 11 counties’ economic growth.

“Congratulations to Mandera County under the leadership of Ali Roba for been the first county to pass FCBC Bill.”

The regional bloc for the arid counties is slowly getting a legal framework,” Guleid, who is former Isiolo Deputy Governor, said.

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FCBC serves as a catalyst in promoting, integrating, sustaining peace and social-economic development in northern Kenya.

It is the first regional bloc to be formed with the intention of increasing the cross-county collaboration to maximise the benefits from the economy scale.

The other 10 member counties are at an advanced stage to pass the Bill.

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