Something brand new is shaping up on the undulating plains of Kenya's Makueni County. It is the new technopolis to be known as Konza. According to Konza City's official website, "Konza is a great opportunity for businesses and investors."
Kenya's Information and communications Permanent Secretary Dr. Bitange Ndemo says even though several international agencies have expressed interest in the project, the government is keen to have local financial institutions fund the project.
Dr. Ndemo however says foreign investors could be invited, if local financiers do not raise the entire 630 billion shillings for construction of the 5,000 acre Konza Technology.
Konza Technology City offers all the benefits of a greenfield, ‘clean sheet’ site but which is nevertheless right at the centre of things: 60km from the heart of Nairobi; 50Km from Jomo Kenyatta international airport; 500Km from Mombasa and its ports; the railway within 4Km.