Hon. Speaker, Florence Mwangangi welcomes His Excellency, The Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua
Opening Session of the Machakos Assembly" to "The opening of the Second Assembly"
His Excellency The Governor, Dr. Alfred Mutua addressing the Assembly
MCAs in Session
Clerk, Felix Mbiuki addresses the Opening Session



Young people in Machakos will soon get various jobs after international vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland committed to open a bus and truck assembly line in Machakos. The plant will be its regional hub for its operations in East and Central Africa.

I was able to clinch the exciting deal in the final third round of talks with the manufacturer in their Ras Al Khaimar offices in the United Arab Emirates.

Ashok Leyland will in the next few weeks start investing USD $20 million in Machakos for this heavy manufacturing venture.

In addition to the thousands of jobs directly and indirectly that will soon be created by this venture, the company will also offer skills training to our youth.

This meeting with Mr. H. Bhimasena Rau, Vice President In charge of international sales exports, Mr. K.M. Mandana, head of international assembly operations and Mr. C.A. Thomas, regional service manager - exports, was a followup of meetings held in my office in Machakos last year.

This is a very exciting venture because it offers quick gains to my people of Machakos. The company will employ people of various skills such as fitters, administrators, marketers, painters, electricians, mechanics, drivers, welders and finance officers, among many others.

I toured Ashok Leyland's impressive assembly line accompanied by my Minister of Trade and Industrialization Dr. Sunil Dhal and Chief officers Mwikali Mbole of Lands and Sheila Mukunya of Trade.

My plan is to ensure that every sub-county gets a new factory and our youth are rescued from the yoke of poverty and senseless empty politics of some of our leaders.

Our youth are smart, motivated and able but they lack opportunity. This is what I am creating for them.

Jobs and money will not come from unending political games, corruption and business as usual mentality. We have to change the way we do things and have real, tangible change, not just stories. Therein lies the ideology of Maendeleo Chap Chap.

I am now waiting to seal a few more deals so that every sub county in Machakos benefits and also find jobs for some of our youth to go overseas for work and schooling.