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Iten town to get modern market worth Sh 50m under AHP

Iten town to get modern market worth Sh 50m under AHP


Wednesday, April 24, 2024

KNA by Alice Wanjiru

Traders in Iten town will in the next six months start enjoying improved services as the national government embarks on the construction of a sh.50 million modern market under the Affordable Housing Programme (AHP).

Keiyo North DCC Julius Maiyo said once complete, the market will accommodate 600 traders adding that in addition to the market, the government will soon be launching the construction of 200 housing units within Iten town.

The DCC called on the contractor to ensure that the project is delivered within the agreed timelines so that traders can conduct their businesses in not only a secure environment but also where they are protected from the vagaries of weather.

“We are also asking the contractor to ensure that government gets value for its money by ensuring that you do quality work. On behalf of government we are assuring wananchi that we will closely monitor the works to ensure we get what we signed for,” he said.

Keiyo North MP Adams Kipsanai said currently there are 380 traders operating in the two main markets in Iten town and therefore called on residents to increase the numbers so that the market once complete can operate at full capacity.

“It will not augur well for the government to spend millions of shillings to construct a market which will operate at slightly above half the capacity,” the MP said.

The county MP Carolyne Ng’elechei called on residents to take advantage of grants being offered by the government under NGAAF to engage in business.

Area governor Wisley Rotich said the market was part of the bottom up economic model saying all hustlers will be accommodated at the market adding that more markets will be constructed in Chepkorio, Kapcherop and Kapyego.

Courtesy; KNA

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