BETTER TRADING ENVIRONMENT

State building Sh57m market in Ewaso Nyiro

The market is expected to be completed in six months

In Summary

• The facility will boost the economy of the county and provide a conducive working environment for vendors.

• Nkuruma said 70 per cent of the labour force and materials to build the market will be sourced from residents.

Livestock traders at Ewaso Nyiro market. The traders are set to benefit from a modern market.
Livestock traders at Ewaso Nyiro market. The traders are set to benefit from a modern market.
Image: KNA

The national government has launched the building of a Sh57 million market in Ewaso Nyiro, Narok North, to boost small-scale vegetable vendors and livestock traders.

Joel Nkuruma, a representative from the office of Narok North MP Agnes Pareyio, said on Wednesday the market will be completed in six months.

He said the facility will boost the economy of the county and provide a conducive working environment for vendors.

“The women who were working in filthy environment will soon work in a clean and conducive environment. Their goods will be more secure and they will slowly expand their businesses,” Nkuruma said.

He said 70 per cent of the labour force and materials to build the market will be sourced from residents.

“I beg the young people to stop demonstrations and give the President ample time to deliver on his promises as we have seen good things coming to us. If we demonstrate and destroy our nation, we are the ones to suffer in future,” Nkuruma said.

“Most of the grievances that the young people had presented to the President have been put into consideration. We also need to be fair and give him time to implement his promises to the nation.” 

Market chairlady Mary Siningi thanked the government for the market. She said women have been trading along a dusty road, under erratic weather conditions.

She said despite the market having been set aside by their forefathers, the government has not built a standard market for the traders.

Resident Jackson Saaya thanked both the county and national governments for initiating the market project.

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