The Ministry is headed by CEC Abdiaziz Sheikh Maad

To be a county with a competitive economy and investment destination of choice to achieve a sustainable and equitable social economic development.

To promote, coordinate and implement integrated socio-economic policies and programmes for trade and investment, competitively innovative industrialization and infrastructure development with a vibrant commercially oriented co-operative sector.

Core Values

  • Quality service delivery to all stakeholders
  • Integrity, transparency and accountability in all operations.
  • Professionalism
  • Efficiency and effectiveness in utilization of resources.
  • Social equity.
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Proactive leadership
  • Impartiality and gender equity
  • Team spirit among staff and other key stakeholders.

Core Values

Co-operative Development

  • Registration and audit of co-operative societies in coordination with National Government
  • Settlement of co-operative disputes, inspections and inquiries
  • Co-operative extension, education and training
  • Mainstreaming good corporate governance in the co-operative sector
  • Co-operative research and development;
  • Promotion of co-operative ventures, marketing,  innovations, value addition and investment

Trade Development: –

  • Formulation and implementation of Domestic Trade Development policy
  • Promotion of retail and wholesale markets
  • Development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Private sector development
  • Promotion and facilitation of intra, inter-county and cross border trade
  • Promotion of use of E-Commerce
  • Promotion of consumer protection, uniformity in trade measurements and fair trade practices
  • Regulation of weights and measures
  • Trade development and regulation, including – markets; trade licenses (excluding regulation of professions)

Industrialization In Collaboration with Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development

  • Promote growth, graduation, productivity and competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium Industries
  • Conduct resource endowment mapping and promote investment opportunities in the regions
  • Implementation of industrialization policy;
  • Value addition processes and coordination of the management of all industries in the County;
  • Facilitate financing mechanisms including supplier credit, equipment leasing and rentals;  and Public Private Partnership;


  • Construction of markets stalls in Khalilio, Wargadud, Lafey, Kutulo and  mega SME park market in Elwak
  • Building of office for trade department(Carpot building)
  • Base line survey on micro small and medium enterprise in Mandera County
  • Micro and small enterprise support for women and youth
  • Administration management, capacity building and support to the SME’s
  • Construction of fruit processing plant in Mandera (feasibility study and building design)
  • Industrial land zoning and fencing
  • Develop county investment policy and conduct the county investment forum