Nakuru county is set to benefit from national government mega projects in infrastructure, housing and urban development.
According to the Principal Secretary for Housing and Urban Planning Charles Hinga, Nakuru County has laid down good intergovernmental relations and the collaboration between the county and the national government has seen the construction of affordable housing almost complete.
Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony of a 350-matatu capacity bus terminus in Nakuru Town East constituency, Hinga affirmed the National Government’s commitment to supporting the project aimed at decongesting the city and bringing together traders and the transport sector.
Hinga insisted on local capacity in the project, asking the contractor to consider local youth and women.
His comments were supported by Biashara Ward MCA Fadhili Msuli, who insisted on local human resources.
In her statement, Nakuru County Governor Her Excellency Susan Kihika reiterated the commitment of the Nakuru county government to create a conducive environment for investors and locals.
Kihika applauded the newfound collaboration between the National Government and Nakuru County, saying this will foster the bottom-up economic model that is the main agenda of the Kenya Kwanza government.