Residents of Uasin Gishu County can now voice their opinions on the envisioned ultra-modern market in Eldoret town before it is built. In order to hear from locals on the multi-million dollar project, a team assembled by the county government has begun organising public participation meetings in each of the six sub-counties.
This took place as Eldoret Town Municipality manager Tito Koiyet announced that county leadership would get a report on a public participation exercise on the potential elevation of the town to a city status within the next two weeks.
To allow MCAs to discuss the committee’s suggestions, the executive will then propose it to the county assembly.
“The report is in the finalisation stages and will be handed to the executive within the next one or two weeks,” Mr Koiyet said.
If ward reps and the Senate approve, the process of giving Eldoret city status might be finished within a year. Following that, the decision to grant a charter will be made by the Head of State.
Since the town strives to achieve city status, the ultra-modern market project is anticipated to increase trade.
When Zachary Mwangi Njeru, Cabinet Secretary for Land and Urban Development, visited Eldoret town in January, he gave the town’s citizens the assurance that work on the contemporary market would start by early February, even though it hasn’t yet.
“The county government of Uasin Gishu wishes to notify its citizens that subject to the provisions of Article 201 of the Constitution of Kenya, it will be collecting views from members of the public towards the construction of an iconic market in the CBD,” a notice by Trade county executive Martha Cherut read.