• Designated as an SEZ in July 2019, the Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) possesses both developer and operator licenses.
• KoTDA CEO Paul Okwiri noted that the union marks a pivotal moment in the journey towards realising the full potential of Konza Technopolis as an SEZ.
Konza Technopolis has announced a partnership with the Special Economic Zones Authority to review the developments at Konza.
They have also collaborated to explore pathways towards accelerated development in the pursuit of Kenya’s economic growth.
The announcement marks a significant milestone in advancing the operationalization of Konza Technopolis as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), further bolstering Kenya’s ambition to become a globally competitive knowledge-based economy.
Designated as an SEZ in July 2019, the Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) possesses both developer and operator licenses.
KoTDA CEO Paul Okwiri noted that the union marks a pivotal moment in the journey towards realising the full potential of Konza Technopolis as an SEZ.
“We are honoured to host the SEZA board and management, as their insights and collaboration are instrumental in shaping the continued success of our ambitious venture,” he said.
On his part, SEZA CEO Ken Chelule said the strategic partnership holds immense potential for both organisations to work together.
"We are pleased to have engaged in this productive dialogue as we work collectively to position Konza Technopolis as an innovation and investment destination while contributing to the economic growth in Kenya," he said.
During the visit to Konza Technopolis, Okwiri noted that SEZA representatives were presented with an overview of the progress, goals, and vision as well as had the opportunity to tour the institution and facilities that have been established.
SEZA board director Jonathan Chilufa lauded the joint effort by Konza Technopolis and the three counties to safeguard the Special Planning Belt, consequently protecting the investment that falls within the zone.
The Special Planning Belt provides basic guidelines and standards for the regulation of land use practices and general development while controlling activities for the respective counties bordering the Technopolis.
It also guides developers and property owners on acceptable standards.
"As the collaboration between Konza Technopolis and SEZA deepens, it is expected to play a pivotal role in Kenya’s journey toward achieving the ambitious goals set out in Vision 2030, ultimately delivering a high quality of life to all citizens," Chilufa said.