Governor Stephen Sang has promised to engage all stake holders in order to fast track development projects in the county saying that there is no need for demonstrations when there is room for dialogue.
Speaking yesterday after holding meetings with traders and elected leaders in Kapsabet on project prioritization, the governor revealed that the Kapsabet market complex will be constructed under the Kenya Urban Support Programme.
“Under the programme, we will construct Kapsabet Market Complex and access roads serving the town among other infrastructural improvement,” he said.
In response to the contentious issue on which projects would kick off first, the governor said that the meeting resolved that the two projects will start concurrently.
“While the architectural works for market complex will be done, construction of town access roads to bitumen standards will be going on,” he explained.
Further, the governor urged residents and traders in the town to adhere to public health and municipality laws in order to streamline operations in the town.
“I have directed that adherence to public health and municipality laws is paramount in terms of ensuring that no food stuffs are sold on the streets or any other businesses conducted on streets.”
The governor also directed those who have erected illegal structures on way leaves blocking access to town to vacate.
There was a demonstration planned on Friday by market traders over alleged diversion of World Bank funds earmarked for the construction of Kapsabet Market complex.
According to the traders, The Nandi county government failed to honor the promise of building a market structure that would accommodate at least 400 traders as per the agreement between the county and the World Bank.
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