Residents of Nakuru County are set to benefit from a national government’s Sh 600milion Market project.
The Market to be constructed at the old Nakuru Fire station grounds is part of the County government of Nakuru plan to decongest Nakuru’s Central Business Centre.
Speaking in Nakuru on Wednesday during the ground breaking ceremony as well as handing over the site to the contractor, Principal Secretary (PS) State Department of Housing and Urban Development Charles Hinga said the project is a plus to Nakuru residents.
According to the PS, the project is an illustration on how counties can work together with the national government to realize more development at the grassroots.
“I am here to launch the construction of this market and it’s going to be one of the big markets. And this is a perfect good working relationship” said Hinga.
Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui on his part lauded the national government for considering Nakuru through the project.
While noting that Nakuru town planning was done 30 years ago, Kinyanjui was categorical that there was need for more social amenities due to the continued growth in population.
He also commended the upcoming national government’s housing scheme that will see residents own apartments at an affordable amount.
The county boss revealed that there are also plans to construct a modern bus park next to the Nakuru slaughter House with ground breaking expected soon.
“We are very grateful to the national government for this project as it is a boost to our town that planning was done like 30 years and currently need more markets and stages” he said.
The new market once complete will be able to accommodate a capacity of 3,000 traders.