Joy For Kimilili Residents As County Government Set To Complete Sh159 Million WB Project

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Story/Tony Wafula

Bungoma county government has assured Kimilili residents that it will take the shortest time possible to complete the Ksh.159 Multi-million project in town.


The project entails the construction of the modern bus park, the trading centre and upgrading of roads in the town.


Addressing the press in his office, John Ndombi the Kimilili Municipality manager, lauded the World Bank for providing funds to Bungoma County to build roads and markets.


He said that traders on Kimilili open air market were facing challenges especially during heavy downpour adding that a possible solution has been established.


Ndombi lauded the contractor for doing the job on time, he added that the task remaining is to install security lights, paint and supply the place with clean water.


He assured area residents that the project will be handed over to Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati then traders allowed to start operating.


“The market has its own leadership that was put in place and came up with a policy that will govern traders while being allocated respective stalls, it will be followed strictly,” he said.


However, Ndombi added that the government involved residents in public participation before they started the construction of the market and they responded positively whenever they needed the support.


He assured that when the projects will be completed the town will be orderly and organized adding that every business operator will own his/ her stall.


Led by Jenifer Amutala, a sales woman at Kimilili market, she faulted the Bungoma county government for imposing high taxes on small business operators.


‘’Small business operators should not be harassed, instead they should be given time to carry on their activities,’’ he said.

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