Residents of Majengo in Vihiga County specifically the traders are a happy lot as this morning they witnessed the handing over of Majengo Market into being refurbished by the Ministry of Urban Planning in collaboration with the County Government of Vihiga.
The exercise is under the recently devolved Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP) where counties across the country will have their markets given a facelift that aims at bringing down the fruits of devolution to the mwananchi.
Speaking during the handing over, Governor Ottichilo agreed to it that the traders have been facing challenges of late and that he has requested the contractor to at least fast-track the exercise so as to allow them trade in a conducive environment.
"We have agreed that within two months, all works should be done. Among the things to be considered in the refurbishment include, construction of modern toilets, installation of water tanks." said Governor Ottichilo.
On the other hand, his Deputy, Dr. Patrick Saisi noted that the Ottichilo led team is focused towards development.
"We have done proposals that are well prepared and that is why such privileges are being accorded to us." said the Deputy Governor.