President Kenyatta officially opens Sh15bn mall in Nairobi,largest in Sub-Saharan Africa
Two rivers mall was first opened to the public on Valentine in a grand ceremony that saw top Kenyan celebrities and top business executive attended the grand fete.
Uhuru took to twitter to announce the opening of the mall that is sure to position Kenya as a hub of great investment.
“Pleased to officially open Two Rivers Mall. It truly represents the possibilities and potential that exists in our beloved country”. He tweeted.
A number of international brands never and local brands such as global fashion retailer LC Waikiki, Swarovski, Platform whose merchandise includes brands such as Zara, Attibassi Coffee, and Magic Planet a leading indoor entertainment provider will sell their quality wares inside the giant structure.
Uhuru also took time to applaud, centum investments, one of the local investors that contribute part of the capital to set up two rivers.
“I salute Centum Investment, one of our very own listed companies for their boldness in conceiving, sponsoring & leading this major project.
NSE listed company, Investment firm Centum partly owns the property where it has a 58 per cent shareholding. Other shareholders include Avic International and ICDC.
Uhuru was clearly impressed by the project and called for more similar public private partnerships (PPP)
“Indeed it shows what we as a country can achieve when the public & private sectors & our foreign partners work together for the common good”
Job opportunities that will arise from the mall did not escape the attention of the head of state.
According to Centum Investment Managing Director, James Mworia the mall has already created job opportunities for over 2,500 people so far and is expected to generate 10,000 jobs once the mixed-development project is complete.
Uhuru finalized by commending his government for creating an enabling environment where businesses can flourish.
“My Administration will continue to do all we can to ease the cost of doing business for entrepreneurs. In 2013 when we began, Kenya was ranked 136th in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index. Since then, we’ve moved up 44 positions” he tweeted.
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