A proposed modern market is to be constructed in Ngong at a cost of one hundred million shillings by World Bank in partnership with Kajiado County Government.
Speaking during a stakeholders meeting in Ngong, Kajiado County Executive Committee for trade Florence Koin said the World Bank has already committed 68 million shillings and County Government has set aside over 25 million shillings for the construction.
She said the traders would temporarily be relocated to Ngong stadium to allow them continue with their businesses while the market is under construction.
Koin confirmed that, “All the traders will get equal treatment during relocation and that customers will only be served from within Ngong stadium.”
The CEC noted that over 1,000 traders would benefit from the modern market which would be constructed within one year, arguing that the resources needed were available.
On the other hand, Kajiado North Deputy County Commissioner Francis Komen assured the traders that police would work together with County enforcement officers to ensure traders sold their goods only in the designated location.
“We are ready to support the County Government as it strives to provide an enabling environment for the residents of Kajiado with improved modern facilities,” said Komen.
He challenged traders to maintain law and order to avoid being on the wrong side of the law.
Other Kajiado leaders who attended the stakeholders’ forum namely; Kajiado North Member of Parliament Joseph Manje, CEC Youth and Sports Alvin Kimani, Kajiado CEO Trade Grace Saitoti, MCA Oloolua Ward Martin Njogu, MCA Ongata Rongai Ward Mwathi Pere and MCA Ngong ward Robert Sungura promised to support development projects in the County.