Mombasa, KENYA: Mombasa gubernatorial aspirant Suleiman Shahbal has received a major support bid from the Abagusiii community living in Mombasa after officially launching a new initiative dubbed “The Enguba Investment Limited”.
Speaking during the launch of the initiative in Mtwapa on Wednesday, Professor Ezekiel Okwema a university lecturer from the Technical University of Mombasa who is also the chairman of the Abagusii Community, said the community is in its final stages of opening up a micro-finance bank aimed at uplifting the the standards of living of the community.
Okwema said the population of the Abagusii community in Mombasa is over 50, 000 and pointed out that they fully support Shahbal gubernatorial bid as Mombasa governor come August 8th.
He noted that the community is a business oriented community which is ready to embrace new investment opportunities available in the country and overseas.
He observed that in pursuit for economic prosperity, the community has promised to maintain peace before, during and after the August elections.
He said that the community is aiming at reaching high economic levels by embracing meaningful business trends existing in the dynamic economies of Kenya and Africa as a whole.
On the other hand, the Mombasa gubernatorial hopeful on Jubilee ticket, pledged sh. 1 million for the setting up of the micro-finance bank and promised to fast track the initiative before the August 8 elections.
“By September we will be up and running. We should therefore be ready to take any upcoming risks.” He said.
He urged the youth to engage in entrepreneurship activities and source for external funds to support small scale businesses and promised to build finance training centers to boost the economy of Mombasa county.
He however noted that some of the youth lack awareness and business training courses that hinder their economic agenda.
Shahbal promised to build finance training centers to boost the economy of Mombasa and the country as a whole.