Trade, Industry, Tourism, Cooperative Development and Marketing

This department is responsible for the implementation of national trade and tourism policies at the county level. They promote investments, provide business development services, and coordinate the development of micro, small, and medium businesses engaged in trade. They also manage credit schemes for small businesses, collect business information, and promote fair trade practices. In addition, they facilitate intra and inter-county trade, manage county physical markets, and promote consumer protection. In the area of tourism, they develop and implement county tourism development plans, coordinate and facilitate the management of county-specific tourism matters, and develop partnerships with private sector players to promote tourism in the county.


Organization of the Department

The department is organized into the following directorates

1.       Director Trade and Industry

2.       Director Cooperative Development and Marketing

3.       Director Tourism

Trade, Industry, Tourism, Cooperative Development and Marketing


To create wealth, reduce poverty and generate employment opportunities through industrialization, tourism development and value addition.


A leading tourism destination, industrialized county and economically viable hub in the country.

Organization of the Department

The department is organized into the following directorate

Hon. Polycarp Okombo

CEC Member for Trade, Industry, Tourism, Co-operative Development and Marketing

CPA Polycarp Okombo is a dynamic leader with a wealth of experience and a proven track record of delivering transformative results in various sectors.

Jack Maurice Obonyo

Chief Officer - Trade and Industrialization

The Chief Officer for Blue Economy and Fisheries, Mr. Jack Maurice Obonyo, possesses extensive exper...
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Sector Projects

The 2nd Homa Bay International Investment Conference was a resounding success, showcasing the county's potential and attracting significant investment...
The Trade Department has taken a significant step towards promoting industrialization and economic growth through the initiation of the County Aggrega...
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