Kirinyaga County has built a Ksh47 million modern retail market with additional stalls to increase the number of traders operating in the market.
Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru noted the project is aimed at renovating the local towns to meet the standards of the County headquarters Kerugoya and Kagio.
“We will expand our open markets to accommodate the surging number of traders and also meet the guidelines of the Ministry of Health due to the Covid-19 pandemic.” Waiguru said
The market will benefit traders who were used to selling along the roads. It will be the wholesale source for bananas, avocados, sukuma wiki and cabbages produced within Kirinyaga central sub-county and neighboring Sub-Counties.
The Governor further announced the rival of the stalled Ngaru health Centre that was started by the area Constituency Development Fund in 2012.
She revealed that her administration is collaborating with the National Government to build one storey maternity block at the health centre to ensure better maternal services in the area.
The governor was accompanied by Principal Secretary State Department of Public Works Paul Maringa who had earlier handed over a new ECDE constructed by alumni of Ngaru Primary School to the County Government.
Waiguru lauded the school alumni for initiating different projects in the school, and requested other members of society to emulate the move as a way of giving back to the community.
The governor went on to pledge to support development for secondary education institutions in the County to improve academic performance that will see 100 percent transition to university.
During the event at Ngaru Primary School grounds the county government delivered 2000 sanitary pads to Ngaru girls secondary school.