NAKURU, Kenya 19th December 2014 – Governor Kinuthia Mbugua today officially commissioned the Wakulima Market.
The market completed at a cost of 102 million shillings is set to serve more than 3,000 traders who will be selling fresh foods and dry cereals among other products.
Speaking at the function, Governor Mbugua said the County Government will no longer allow its residents to continue buying foodstuff from the floor of the streets.
Adding that we have been staring at a Public Health disaster and asked all residents to return to utilize the markets as required.
Renovations done at the market will enable the absorption of a huge number traders.
In order to accommodate more traders and improve on the market conditions the county government is constructing more markets and rehabilitating the Old Wakulima, Naivasha, Njoro, Molo and Kabazi Markets.
At Old Wakulima Market, the drainage system is being reworked and the road is being tarmacked, this is aimed at enhancing markets outside the Central Business District to decongest the main streets and attract more investors.
Top Market which is the oldest Market in Nakuru will be rehabilitated and upgraded and this will lead to improved business returns to the traders and hence higher profits.
Governor Mbuguag urge all traders who will be allocated space in the new Wakulima Market complex to utilize it prudently by embracing accepted and ethical business practices, upholding the rule of law and respecting each other.