- The Governor called on the contractor to give first priority to locals when hiring.
- Lusaka announced that his administration has earmarked the tarmacking of feeder roads surrounding Kanduyi stadium.
Governor Kenneth Lusaka has launched the construction of a Sh198 million bus terminus in Kanduyi along the Eldoret-Malaba highway to decongest Bungoma town.
With a capacity to accommodate 5,000 traders, the terminus will serve up to 100,000 people in Kanduyi.
The 200 stalls, a restaurant, sanitation facilities, a refrigeration area for perishable goods and a perimeter wall are a welcome relief to traders who have been plying their trade on dusty and unhygienic grounds beside the busy Eldoret-Malaba Highway
Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony, Lusaka affirmed his commitment to leaving a legacy once he exits governorship.
The Governor called on the contractor to give priority to locals when hiring.
"Provide job opportunities to our local people. This the only opportunity for them to thrive, many people are jobless and by employing them here we will have helped them a lot," he said.
Lusaka announced that his administration has earmarked the tarmacking of feeder roads surrounding Kanduyi stadium to ease the movement of traders even as his administration plans to put up a trailer park at Sikata market to decongest Kanduyi market which has seen trucks parked on the roadside.
In June, Lusaka commissioned the construction of a Sh272 million ultra-modern market which will have a capacity to accommodate 4,000 traders.
The market at Kamukuywa in the Kimilili subcounty will comprise stalls, a banking hall, offices, sanitation facilities, open-air retail space, paved driveways and a baby care room.
Once complete, the market will be a relief to traders who ply their trade on dusty and unhygienic grounds along the busy Kitale-Webuye highway.
The perimeter wall around the market and floodlights will ensure the safety of traders and their merchandise.
“The project will significantly improve the business environment at Kamukuywa which sits on a Webuye-Kitale highway,” he said.
Lusaka said the project will be a major catalyst for economic development, revenue, investments and improved livelihoods.
“We made a promise to upgrade open-air markets across the county, spur trading activities and create an enabling environment for traders to thrive,” the governor stated.
Lusaka said the project was in line with his administration’s plan to grow the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector.