The County Government of Nakuru, in collaboration with the National Government’s Affordable Housing project, is committed to providing decent and affordable houses for its residents. Chief Officer for Housing and Urban Development, Kamau Kuria, joined officials from the State Department of Housing on a site visit to Elburgon in Molo Subcounty and Bahati ward in Bahati Sub-county to assess the progress of the Affordable Housing project.
CO Kuria expressed gratitude to H.E. Governor Susan Kihika for her efforts in reclaiming public land, a crucial step that facilitated the project’s realization. Notably, the Affordable Housing initiative has created employment opportunities for over 1000 artisans, who are also acquiring various skills. The county plans to accredit these local artisans through a collaborative effort with the National Industrial Training Authority, further enhancing their job opportunities.
Beyond the economic benefits, Affordable Housing catalyzes robust development, revitalizing urban areas like Elburgon as it progresses toward achieving township status. In this joint effort between Nakuru County and the National Government, the goal is to provide over 30,000 houses for residents, fostering sustainable and inclusive urban development.
Accompanying the Chief Officer on the site visit were Senior State Department Housing official Richard Tuta, State Director for Housing Ondieki, County Director Housing Arch. Benard Maina, Acting Director Land Administration Elizabeth Munyui, Molo Deputy County Commissioner, and sub-county administrators.