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Nakuru County to construct Social Halls in all Sub Counties

Nakuru County to construct Social Halls in all Sub Counties


Thursday April 25, 2024

KNA by Veronica Bosibori

Nakuru County Chief Officer for Gender and Social Services Gladys Kamuren, has handed over the construction site of the Githioro Social Hall in Dundori ward of Bahati Sub County to the contractor.

The new Social Hall is poised to significantly benefit the community, particularly in providing a proper venue for meetings, replacing the current practice of gathering under trees and sitting on the grass.

During the handover ceremony Thursday, Ms Kamuren emphasised the Governor’s commitment to constructing and equipping Social Halls throughout the County.

‘’ These halls will not only serve as venues for meetings but also as centres for skills empowerment, talent search and addressing community needs, ’she said.

She noted that Social Halls or Community Centres are important because they serve as neutral ground where people of all ages, ethnicity, and socioeconomic statuses can meet, interact, and engage with each other on various issues from politics, health and education.

Additionally, she said they act as an important place for group activities, social support, sharing of vital public information, and other purposes including playing in door games.

Community Social halls have played important role in political decisions by previous leaders in the past including the famous Jericho social hall in Nairobi, and the Menengai Social Hall based at Bondeni estate in Nakuru.

Furthermore, Ms. Kamuren urged the contractor to prioritise employing local labour, thereby providing job opportunities within the community and to expedite the construction process. The same policy has been applied in the construction of affordable houses throughout the country.

She was accompanied by Dundori Ward MCA James Mwangi, Project Coordinator Abel Mungai, Ward Administrator Lilian Karanja and Project Management Committee Members (PMCs).

Courtesy; KNA

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