Lake Basin Mall Complex
As part of LBDA’s mandate, the Authority’s aim is to stimulate enterprise growth as well as enhance socio-economic development for improvement of community livelihoods in the Region. In this regard, the Authority is implementing a major project titled ‘LBDA Headquarters and Housing Development Project’ covering the entire region and is estimated at Kshs. 25 billion.
The LBDA Mall Complex which is part of this Mega-Project is a state-of-the-art complex covering approximately 60,000m2 located at its headquarters along Kisumu-Kakamega highway near Mamboleo junction.
Components of the Mall Complex
- Shopping mall
- 3 Star Hotel
- Show Rooms
- Tyre Centre
- Recreational Park
In accessing the mall, shoppers will enjoy the traffic advantages from the improvement of the Kisumu-Kakamega dual carriage way and the planned Londiani-Miwani-Kisumu bypass. The slip road connecting the Airport to the Mall through Uzima University is also set for upgrade into a tarmacked road.
The LBDA Mall Complex enjoys numerous geographical location advantages because of its close proximity to residential estates that house more than 60% of the city’s population. These include Migosi, Lolwe, Nyawita, Riat, Kanyakwar and Mamboleo estates which are both expansive and densely inhabited with the middle to upper class population of the city.
Benefits of the Mall Complex
- Increase income generation for LBDA
- Provide market outlet for goods and services
- Create employment opportunities
- Contribute to promotion of Tourism
- Stimulate Development in the area
- Provide good quality space for business
- Elevate the LBDA region as an investment destination of choice
Lake Basin Development Company (LBDC)
The enormous potential in the rice sub-sector in enhancing food security and livelihoods has been under-exploited with due regard to policy and institutional support. Therefore, LBDC which is a commercial wing of LBDA owns Kibos Rice Mill Complex and is part of the appropriate initiative to develop the agro-processing sub-sector to make it more competitive so as to achieve food security.
The complex has modern milling machines with a through-put capacity of 3.5 tons per hour (24,000 tons per annum) of milling and 25 tons per hour of cleaning and drying paddy.
Other opportunities that exist in the complex are;
- Rice seed processing
- Feed manufacture
- Water Bottling Plant (Rice Mill)
- Co-generation of energy
Construction of Nyakoe Market
LBDA within its mandate has prioritized the construction of the Nyakoe Market in collaboration with the County Government of Kisii. This ultra-modern market which is a presidential directive is set to promote trade and generally enhance economic vibrancy in this region.
Lichota, Muhoroni and Alupe Solar Irrigation Project
This project entails the establishment of 6 solar powered boreholes with a reservoir steel tank each for the irrigation of 200 hectares covering Lichota, Muhoroni and Alupe. The Authority targets to set a nucleus farm of 81 acres for paddy rice production. The rest of the land will be put under maize and horticultural production. The technology used to irrigate land will be low-head sprinkler irrigation.