Department of Trade, Tourism and Co-Operative Development

Vision
A prosperous people in a secure, healthy environment, with a high quality of life.

Mission
To harness the hardworking culture of the people of Nyeri and unlock their potential to achieve the highest standard of political, social and economic life by creating an enabling environment that promotes sustainable develoment.

Core values: Patriotism, Professionalism, Inclusivity, Teamwork, Integrity and Accountability

  1. To promote and develop all aspects of performing arts.
  2. To promote and develop all aspects of visual arts
  3. To revitalize, promote and develop indigenous languages and oral traditions through:
  4. To educate the public on all aspects of tangible and intangible cultural heritage through:
  5. To promote and develop various aspects of indigenous health, nutrition and environment for
    sustainable development

  • Advice on policy issues on matters related to culture.
  • Attend to general/specific enquires on cultural promotion and development.
  • Offer technical and expert assistance for cultural programmes.
  • Register cultural groups and individual cultural practitioners.
  • Conduct capacity building for cultural practitioners.
  • Undertake cultural research and documentation.
  • Coordinate cultural exchange programmes.

  1. Implementation of national tourism policies, strategies and programmes.
  1. Development and implementation of country tourism strategies and regulations

        in collaboration with the National Government.

  1. Development and implementation of County tourism development plans and

        projects in collaboration with National Government.

  1. Co-ordination and facilitation of the management and control of county specific tourism

       activities and resources.

  1. Development of community based tourism projects and programmes.
  1. Facilitate provision of funds for development of tourism facilities in the county

       in collaboration with the National Government.

  1. Sensitize local communities on the conservation of tourism resources and attractions

       in the County.

  1. Market and promotion of tourism potential in the Country in collaboration with

       the National Government.

  1. Collaboration and compilation of tourism related information and data in the county in

       collaboration with the National Government.

  1. Domestication and implementation of bilateral, regional and international agreements

     on Tourism matters as appropriate.

  1. Management and protection of cultural and natural heritage for development of

       local tourism.

  1. Sensitize the local communities on the benefits accruing from community

        based tourism.

  1. Provision of incentive schemes that enhance investment in Local tourism

       development in liaison with the National Government.

  1. Maintenance of standards and quality of tourism products and facilities in liaison with

     Tourism Industry stakeholders in the County.

  1. Undertake investigations/inquiries into tourism malpractices in the county.

Chief Officer

Department of Tourism and Culture Contacts

Directorate of Trade, Industrialization And Enterprise Development

A leader in catalyzing a diversified, globally competitive and innovative industrial sector in Nyeri County
Mandate of the Directorate

  1. Capacity building for  industrial development and quality service delivery
  2. Establishing the policy, legal and institutional framework for industrialization
  3.  Attracting local and foreign industrial investment
  4.  Promotion of the development of Micro, Small and Medium Industries (MSMIs)
  5. Promotion of research  and development (R&D) ; innovation and technology adoption

Technical arm; Department of Micro and Small Industries
Strategic objectives

  1. Capacity building for industrial development and quality service delivery
  2. Attracting local and foreign industrial investments;
  3. Promotion of the development of MSIs; and
  4. Promotion of research and development (R&D), innovation and technology adoption.

Functions

  1. Facilitate creation of conducive business environment for Micro and Small Industries
  2. Promote growth, graduation, productivity and competitiveness of Micro and Small Industries
  3. Conduct resource endowment mapping and promote investment opportunities in the regions
  4. Provision of Business Development Services for Micro and Small Industries
  5. Facilitate linkages of Micro and Small Industries with Medium and large industries

Physical Location of office Headquarters
The Industrialization Headquarters is located at the former, provincial Headquarters Block “C” Room 104 first floor.

The technical arm is located at Ruringu next to Mukaro assistant County commissioner’s office.