Voi is the largest town in Taita-Taveta County (part of the former Coast Province).
It is said that Voi town was so named after a slave trader, Chief Kivoi, who settled in the area 400 years ago. What thereafter became a trading centre grew into a township whose inhabitants worked on the railway and in the nearby sisal estates.
Today, several industries converge in Voi:
- It is a major tourist hub, thanks to its proximity to the world-famous Tsavo national parks
- It is a transport hub, thanks to it’s location on the Nairobi-Mombasa road
- It is an agricultural hub, thanks to the sisal estates, ranching, and fertile Taita Hills and surrounding areas
- Not to mention the growing manufacturing and mining sectors.
In recent years, the town has rapidly developed into a vibrant economic centre for agriculture, mining, tourism, transport and infrastructure, with a projected GDP growth of 7.6% by 2017.
Our desire is to positively impact on the growth of the regional economy and to improve standards of land use planning and management, design and construction – all underpinned by a respect for people and planet.