The Mukuyuni market traders in Kaiti Sub-County have something to smile about as the process of modernizing the market place gathers steam.
The project which is implemented by Wote Municipality is funded by World Bank through the Kenya Urban Support Programme (KUSP) and will be ready for use in the next 5 months, Wote Municipal Manager, Urbanus Mbindyo has said.
This was revealed on Tuesday when representatives from the Ministry of Devolution, World Bank, and the Council of Governors met with H.E Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr together with his deputy Lucy Mulili. The meeting sought to brief the governor on the status of KUSP projects and the ongoing preparations for designing a new program to succeed KUSP.
The Mukuyuni modern market will accommodate over 150 traders. Its design has a provision for two floors which will have a cold room, a hybrid solar system, stalls, shops, and a drive-through for road users as well as a solid waste management system. It will also have solar lighting and 30,000-liter rainwater harvesting tank.
Other projects implemented through KUSP in the county are Wote Public Green Park, the upgrading of Wote roads to Bitumen standards, the upgrading of Wote Marikiti market, and the erection of the 27 solar high mast lighting project.