Is ouR investment attraction geography specific? Are we looking to target investors from specific geographies?
No. We do not have a geographical preference to investors and welcome investors from the global sphere
Mombasa County is working with the five neighbouring counties of Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Taita Taveta and Tana River Counties on socio-economic cross county collaboration called JUMUIA YA KAUNTI ZA PWANI to economically empower the coastal people for self-reliance and improve their living standards which also aims at synergising economic activities and regulations between the counties
How is Mombasa Invest coordinating with other departments to ensure a smooth and fast process for investors
Mombasa Invest is part of the Department of Trade, Investment, Energy and Industry in the County Government of Mombasa and collaborates with all county departments to ease the facilitation process for investors through liaison officers who handle investor queries directly to ensure timely, reliable and accurate information and efficient service
Is Mombasa Invest open to supporting investors looking to invest in other sectors?
Mombasa Invest does not limit investment to the listed sector profiles. The sector opportunities describe untapped potential in Mombasa as well as what the County Government of Mombasa is focusing on as part of its development agenda. The opportunities are also listed as a guide to new investors who have no idea on what would be the most ideal investment in the County depending on variables such as the timescale to breakeven required, level of skilled labour required and the county control of the process
Mombasa is a business friendly environment with regional government agencies, private and financial institutions readily available in the Central Business District, accessibility to amenities and connectivity through air, road and rail network, availability of skilled and semi-skilled labour as well as market access to East and Central Africa
What is the relationship of Mombasa Invest with other investment promotion bodies
Mombasa Invest works closely with national investment promotion agency Kenya Investment Authority, Export Promotion Zones Authority (EPZA), Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) as well as Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and other private agencies to create linkages in ensuring investor facilitation and business efficiency in the provision of services. .
How will the change in government affect deals the county has made with investors? What are the policies in place to safeguard investors against such risks?
Change in government does not affect the business activities of investors in the county. Their property is safeguarded by constitutional provisions. Business obligations are bound by contractual obligations agreed between the parties breach of which is settled by the judicial system
What are some of the incentives the County is looking to offer to investors?
The County offers incentives through EPZA, SEZ, AGOA as well as regional blocs EAC and COMESA
Infrastructure, Industries and Resources
What is the nature of the infrastructure developments in Mombasa at the moment? What are the plans to improve on them?
Some of the key infrastructure projects are:
Nairobi- Mombasa Dual Carriage Toll Project :
The 485 km
Mombasa-Nairobi Highway (A109), which forms part of the longer Trans-African
Highway (Northern Corridor), is the main transport route serving East and
Central African countries from the Indian Ocean seaport of Mombasa.
. The Second Nyali Bridge under the contracting authority of Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a proposed project that seeks to apply a PPP arrangement for the development of a 2nd Nyali Bridge connecting the Mombasa Island with the North mainland to ease congestion on the existing Nyali Bridge and to make the traffic less dependent on a single channel crossing.
· Multi Storage Terminal: Development of a multi-storey terminal on 1.6Ha in Mombasa to provide a modern ferry terminal, parking, bus terminal as well as a variety of commercial services to maximize revenue potential of the site.
· Integrated Marine Transport System: Development and operation of an IMTS on the vast Indian Ocean involving the provision of regular ferry services with landing on the Mombasa Island, Mainland North, and South & West i.e. water bus; leisure ferry services around Mombasa – cruise vessels; water taxis; coastal ferry services linking all coastal towns between Mombasa and Lamu and associated islands; and floating hotels.
What are the industries the County is looking to attract to the SEZs?
How active is Mombasa in marketing the SEZ?
The SEZ is under the Ministry of Industrialization works in collaboration with the Department of Lands, Housing and Planning in the County Government of Mombasa
Is there land available for investment?
Land is available in Mombasa County to buy, rent or lease depending on the sector preference and location. Mombasa Invest in collaboration with the Department of Lands Housing and Planning provides assistance investors in identifying viable land for investment