Nakuru County Governor H.E. Susan Kihika engaged in a meeting with a team from the State Department for Housing, led by Mr. Richard Tuta. The discussions focused on the construction of markets, the Affordable Housing program, and the upgrading of informal settlements within Nakuru County.
Governor Kihika underscored her administration’s commitment to constructing markets, particularly for traders currently operating by the roadside. Emphasizing the need for close collaboration between the National Government and the county in determining market locations, she stressed the importance of selecting sites favorable to traders’ needs. The Governor highlighted that constructing markets in unsuitable locations would not serve the county’s objectives effectively.
In addition to market construction, Governor Kihika addressed the ongoing and planned Affordable Housing projects. She laid out the county’s contribution by providing land for these initiatives. The Governor advocated for the employment of local youth in the housing projects and urged the active involvement of county staff in the implementation process.
Mr. Richard Tuta from the State Department for Housing expressed the department’s readiness to partner with Nakuru County in expediting the construction of houses under the Affordable Housing program. He emphasized that the identification of suitable sites for construction would be a collaborative effort between the State Department and the county.
Present were; CECMs Stephen Kuria (Trade) and John Kihagi (Lands), County Secretary Samuel Mwaura, Chief of Staff Peter Ketienya, and Chief Officers Kamau Kuria (Urban and Housing) and Samuel Ndegwa (Trade). Additionally, Mr. Jared Buoga and George Arwa represented the State Department for Housing.
This collaborative initiative signifies a step towards addressing the needs of Nakuru County residents. The partnership between the county and the State Department for Housing reflects a shared commitment to advancing infrastructure, promoting affordable housing, and fostering sustainable development. The involvement of various stakeholders demonstrates a collective dedication to improving the quality of life for the people of Nakuru County.