Waiguru woos investors to take part in establishment of golf course in Kirinyaga
Kirinyaga County Governor, Anne Waiguru has appealed to Kirinyaga professionals and investors to consider investing in the establishment of the proposed golf course in the county.
Speaking during Kirinyaga County (Abai) annual golf day-2021 held at Thika Greens Golf Resort in Murang’a County on Saturday, the governor said Kirinyaga county is fully prepared with the required piece of land to have a golfcourse.
Waiguru termed the tournament a huge success having attracted 250 professional golfers and more than 100 stakeholders interested in investing in the project.
She said that the event was also an opportunity for the County Government to create awareness about the proposed golf course project among other projects and programs that the county government has been implementing towards the achievement of the county’s development blueprint
“The Mountain Cities 2032” is being implemented through various departments. The proposed golf course is set to be established on the 250 acres of Thigirici Land which will also accommodate, a sports academy, a gymnasium, a tennis court, a swimming pool, conference halls as well as an industrial park," she noted.
The land, which is situated in Sagana was reverted back to the county after a protracted legal battle between the county government and a private developer who had been allocated the land illegally.
The governor noted that that the land, which is adjacent to the railway station is suitable for a golf course since it has a favourable rolling terrain, is close to Sagana River and is easy to access through the upcoming Kenol-Makutano-Sagana-Marua dual carriageway.
She pointed out that golfing and other sports activities as well as the other establishments within the land will lead to the socio-economic development of the county and will also lead to the appreciation of property value in the area.
“The golf course is a huge development milestone since it will be the first one in the county hence will be very marketable”, Waiguru said adding that all the neighbouring counties have golf courses apart from Kirinyaga, which is now catching up.
During the event, the governor appealed to the people of Kirinyaga to support the project through professional expertise as well as financial and material contributions.