The completion of the ongoing Ksh 1 billion modern market at Chaka town, Kieni constituency will transform the area economically in line with the ‘Big Four’ agenda.
Transport CS James Macharia said completion of the first phase will be done by April this year at a cost of 0.5 billon Kenya shillings.
This will pave way for the commissioning of the facility which is expected to ease food security in the region.
The market will host a variety of businesses among them financial services, travellers’ eateries with its location along the dual carriage way an added advantage.
Macharia said adequate funds had been set aside to complete the market which was supposed to be done in October but delayed due to several reasons.
The CS noted that Kieni constituency is an agricultural area and urged the locals to double their efforts to ensure steady supplies of goods to the market.
Macharia who was accompanied by area MP kanini Kega re-affirmed the Government’s commitment to complete all pending development projects in the area to boost economic growth.
Macharia later inspected the construction of the Brookside-Aberdare country club where he gave the contractor four months to complete the road.