(PHOTOS) Ongoing construction of Africities

The project is estimated to be Sh1.4 billion and can host over 5, 000 delegates.

In Summary

•The event attracts communities and local authorities in African countries, as well as financial institutions, civil society groups and development partners at continental and international level.

•It is the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa’s (UCLGA) flagship Pan-African event that is held every three years in one of the five regions of Africa.

Ongoing construction at Afri-city
Ongoing construction at Afri-city
Image: MERCY MUMO

Ongoing construction of the Afri-cities Conference centre in Kisumu is set to be complete by the end of March to host the much anticipated Afri-cities conference in April.

It is the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa’s (UCLGA) flagship Pan-African event that is held every three years in one of the five regions of Africa.

Ongoing construction at Afri-city
Ongoing construction at Afri-city
Image: MERCY MUMO

The event attracts communities and local authorities in African countries, as well as financial institutions, civil society groups and development partners at continental and international level.

Ongoing construction at Afri-city
Ongoing construction at Afri-city
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kisumu is the first intermediary city in Africa to host the event after a successful bid by Kenya during the 8th edition of the conference held in Marrakech, Morocco.

Ongoing construction at Afri-city
Ongoing construction at Afri-city
Image: MERCY MUMO

The project is estimated to be Sh1.4 billion and can host over 5, 000 delegates during the Afri-Cities conference to be held in the lake side city in April this year.

Ongoing construction at Afri-city
Ongoing construction at Afri-city
Image: MERCY MUMO

The facility comprising the main auditorium, 15 breakaway rooms, 60 exhibition spaces, outdoor amphitheater, VIP lounge, cultural centre, health centre, press rooms, picnic area and a children’s park is expected to be completed in two months time.

Ongoing construction on Afri-city.
Ongoing construction on Afri-city.
Image: MERCY MUMO

The government spokes person Cyrus Oguna  noted that the conference center was not only open to the people of kisumu but also to the neighbouring countries like Tanzania and Uganda.

On going construction at Afri-city.
On going construction at Afri-city.
Image: MERCY MUMO

“This facility will not only serve the Lake region counties but with the revival of lake transport we are looking to have our brothers from Uganda and Tanzania bring meetings here,” he said.

Ongoing construction at Afri-city
Ongoing construction at Afri-city
Image: MERCY MUMO