The Managing Director of REA Vipingo Plantations Limited, Mr. Neil Cuthbert, paid a courtesy call to the Vice Chancellor on Thursday morning 12th Nov 2020. Representing the VC was Director of University Advancement, Mr. Brian Ouma.
Top on the agenda was partnership between REA Vipingo and UoN. REA Vipingo were in the process of expanding their operations in Kibwezi, where UoN has land. Mr. Cuthbert was seeking to lease and utilize some of the land UoN holds in Kibwezi for plantation of sisal.
Mr. Ouma on his part welcomed Mr. Cuthbert and said that his proposal was welcomed and resonated well with the strategic plan of turning around the institution financially. He said the idea came at a good time when the University was pushing to generate financial resources. REA Vipingo.
Mr. Ouma also said that there are a lot of experties from faculty which will be a great advantage and asked REA Vipingo to offer areas where they were willing to partner with the university.