Objective: To set up the business wing of the organization, that will focus on mapping and investing in Agriculture, Trade and Tourism Sector within Rarieda.

RPT seeks to establish a business concept around the following three (3) key themes: Constituency Business and Trade Centre, Centre for Agricultural Research, Processing and Advisory, and Constituency Resort and Tourism Coordination Centre.

The Business Daily of 22 October 2019, echoed our vision by stating that, the answer to the question on what it would take to lift half of the poor from poverty in the next 10 years, is a combination of policies, in which the agricultural sector will continue to play an important role, complemented by more and better jobs as well as improvements in education and health.

Agriculture as the backbone of the proposed economic revival in Rarieda, is actually projected to be modeled, in a manner that would initially engage the idle rural labour and in turn, with time, aid the conversion of the same into enterprise, spurring micro-economic activities, that would act as a catalyst for lifting the rural masses in droves, off the economic challenges of our time, into productive aspiring traders and middle men for the value addition and export stages of handling the produce.

Trade is the action of buying and selling goods and services and plays an important role in increasing production. Through trade, local and international market would be sought for our produce and once markets and goods transfer channels are organized, we would be left with no option but to increase production of goods, to meet the identified demand.

On tourism, RPT and the professionals of Rarieda in general, see an opportunity for economic growth. “Dubai was built on the concept of build and they will come.” Today, we see Dubai reported as being the fourth most visited places in the world and with the upcoming Expo 2020, aimed at fostering creativity, innovation and collaboration globally, it might just break another record. All these transformations from a small fishing port just because of the expansion of the sea ports and airports that made Dubai a gate way to the world and opened up more opportunities. We believe that we can model the tourism opportunities in Rarieda and give Kenya and the world a reason to come, cashing in on their tastes and visit logistical needs.

To this end, Rarieda Professionals Trust has designed a mega business arm that seeks to incorporate all professionals, business men, industry leaders and the Constituency leadership. We believe that we have capacity to together build our dreams. In case of deficit, we also have the capacity, to wisely incorporate external investors.

We have a bold proposal, to partner with the government and in particular the Constituency. In the face of changing societal needs, and increasing disruptive business innovations, we believe that with good organization, we deserve and can secure government funding either in the position of government as a partner or lender.

We will be crafting the structures, with sufficient legal and commercial frameworks that would guide the operationalization of this noble dream. We are daring grand dreams, because we live at a time when internet of things (IoT) is working to our advantage, even for a possible crowd funding and sourcing of international financing.

We believe that in the process of this partnerships, we will be able to lobby for establishment of infrastructure for business and basic amenities for the People of Rarieda, in order to create a conducive environment to support both small, medium and large commercial ventures, resulting in improved livelihoods for all constituents at all levels. We also believe that the development of business and infrastructure will go hand in hand, as we seek to operationalize the ten (10) years Rarieda strategic plan.

Eng. Reuben J Onunga, PE

Team Leader and CEO, Rarieda Professionals Trust (RPT)

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