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County commissions three ultra-modern markets

County commissions three ultra-modern markets


Thursday, April 18, 2024,

KNA by Rolex Omondi

Kisumu County traders are poised to benefit from a secure and pleasant environment to transact business following the commencement of the construction of three ultra-modern markets.

Governor Prof Anyang Nyong’o said the initiative which is being implemented in partnership with the National Government Delivery Unit(NGDU) will see the upgrade of markets in Kisian(Kisumu West), Mowlem(Kisumu East), and Muhoroni town to create an enabling environment for traders to sell their wares.

“These markets signify more than just buildings; they symbolize a significant boost to our local economy and the betterment of our residents’ lives,’’ Nyong’o said during the groundbreaking ceremony held in Muhoroni town Wednesday.

He said a previous close working relationship with the national government saw the construction of the Uhuru Business Market in Kisumu City through the State Department for Housing and Urban Development.

Other completed modern markets across the sub-counties include Chichwa and Mamboleo (Kisumu Central), Kombewa (Seme) and Korowe, Kadibo and Awasi (Nyando).

Nyong’o clarified that the Awasi market was done in partnership with Kenya National Highway Authority (KENHA) while Pap Onditi in Nyakach Sub-County is nearing completion.

“In these markets, we have done murraming, fencing, installation of floodlights, and construction of stalls and modern markets,’’ Nyong’o clarified.

Some of the markets, he observed, have been affected by the current raging floods which has interfered with the trading hours. This has seen many families affected in Nyando, Nyakach, Kadibo, and Muhoroni, among other areas.

To address the flooding situation, the county boss assured the residents that they have held meetings with the National Government and non-state actors to assist the victims.

“Already, our teams have been to the affected areas to collect data on those affected and their immediate needs. I wish to thank the County Commissioner, the Kenya Red Cross, UNICEF, Care-Kenya, Plan International and others for their support,’’ he explained.

Nyong’o disclosed that they will soon begin the distribution of food and Non-Food Items to the flood victims and appealed to the national government to assist in the repair of some damaged dykes along River Nyando.

He advised that the speedy completion of the Koru-Soin Dam will adequately address the perennial flood menace in the county.

The event was also graced by Mr James Bwoga, the Regional Nyanza Lead Officer (Intergrated Project Delivery Unit), Benjamin Leparmorijo(County Commissioner), local leaders and stakeholders.

Courtesy; KNA

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