Central Bank of Kenya opens new center in Kisii to ease circulation of moneyDevdiscourse News Desk | Nairobi | Updated: 23-10-2020 12:11 IST | Created: 23-10-2020 12:11 IST
The center, unveiled by President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday, will offer a wide range of services, among them opportunities for investment in government securities and general banking services to county governments.
H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta opened the new CBK Kisii Centre today. The Centre will serve seven counties in the region (Kisii, Nyamira, Migori, Bomet, Homa Bay, and parts of Narok and Kericho), a population of over 7 million people contributing about 12 percent of Kenya's GDP. pic.twitter.com/7lhuBpRh9A— Central Bank of Kenya (@CBKKenya) October 21, 2020
The center will also eliminate the logistics of transporting money from Kisumu.
It will also serve seven counties in the region namely Kisii, Nyamira, Migori, Bomet, Homa Bay, and parts of Narok and Kericho.
According to CBK, the region has a population of over 7 million people contributing about 12 percent of Kenya's GDP.
The baker's regulator describes the new center as a state-of-the-art facility, equipped with the latest IT and currency-handling technologies.
In addition, the roof of the Centre is equipped with solar panels that generate more than adequate supply for the Centre, with the ability to feedback the excess power to the national grid.
CBK says it has over the years sought to improve access to its services across the country.
This has led to the establishment of the current network of Branches in Mombasa, Kisumu, and Eldoret and Centres namely Nyeri, Nakuru, Meru, and now Kisii.