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How time flies and it is a reality that we are now staring at the second part of the year 2022. The month of May was a great opportunity for us to look back and see what steps we have made in terms of what we set out to do at the beginning of the year.

My greatest hope however is that whatever it is that you set to do in January 2022, you have at least made a step towards achieving it. It is also worth noting that to achieve some of the dreams and aspirations that we have, we need people to be our destiny helpers, hold our hands through the process and guide us to where and when we are successful. Suffice to say, because people make it possible for us to move up or down, these same people that you allow in your inner circle should share in your vision, be loyal and be a people of integrity.

Have you done a scorecard of your people? If not this is a good time to do just that.

At Optiven Real Estate, we have had a wonderful month of May which was characterized by the introduction of our newest project in Malindi City Breeze Phase 2, Kilifi County. This is a response to our customers requests many of whom missed out on the fast selling Malindi City Breeze Phase I early in the year.

The recently launched project has already elicited a lot of interest with 45% uptake at the launch from both local and diaspora investors making payments for the same. We also launched the Optiven Dance Challenge as part of giving back joy to our investors.

This is one of the ways in which we share the joys of life through the simple act of dancing but because working with Optiven is a lot of fun we are doing this in a different and beneficial way which is by giving rewards of land parcels in Nanyuki, Laikipia County, Konza, Machakos County and Naro Moru.

We are also grateful to have had an impact in the society through engaging two of our pillars at the Optiven Foundation. By embracing SDG 17 which calls for a global partnership for sustainable development, the Optiven Foundation partnered with Fusion Capital who have been supporting the education pillar since the year 2020.

Through the partnership we have been able to reach students in far and wide counties who are in dire need of support to access education. Still on education we are humbled to have launched the expansion of engagement to benefit students attending Technical and Vocational Education and Training TVET.

The launch was symbolic as it was held at Laburra Secondary School in Kieni but benefitted different students from different schools who are now on course to attend different trainings thanks to a partnership with the Upside Trust of the United Kingdom.

Under the environment pillar, I am grateful to have impacted sustainability enthusiasts at the Environmental Sustainability Summit held on 27th May 2022 at Westlands Nairobi, in line with this year’s World Environment Day under the theme, Only One Earth!

This was made possible by the Kenya Entrepreneurs’ Conference on Trade & Development, KENCTAD which hosted SMEs from across Kenya for a conversation on #EnvironmentalSustainability under the theme “The role of businesses in promoting environmental sustainability.” All in all, I look forward to your achieving of what you set out to achieve but remember time waits for no man.

George Wachiuri,
Chief Executive Officer
Optiven Group

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