Trade remains to be the main actively engaging activity to wananchi amid struggles of unemployment witnessed allover.
Advancing plans to ensure Uasin Gishu traders get a conducive working environment, the county government in collaboration with the European Union in setting up an ultra-Modern market in Kimumu Ward is in the advanced stage.
The ambitious multi-million project with four cold rooms is projected to serve the entire region besides being the main distribution point for other markets.
ICT, Trade and Industrialization CECM Dr.Emily Kogos alongside other Senior Departmental officers on Friday visited the county’s main wholesale market in Eldoret town which is currently fully operational after refurbishment.
Kogos has maintained that the Department is working with zeal to ensure that the business community provides its services in a favorable environment.
Businesses pay higher than formal employments and i urge you to actively engage on the same but only in areas that have not been restricted,” said Kogos to traders in the wholesale market
“…..to avoid engaging in running battles with the County enforcement officers, you better conduct your businesses in areas like these markets and no one will tamper with your business,” she added.
Edward Mwale, a European consultant on matters establishment and provision of modern markets to traders was in the company of the department’s officers and commended the county’s efforts of meeting modernization of its markets.
I applaud this county’s leadership for the advances they have made, the last time I was here the market was not the same as it is now. There has been a complete transformation,” noted Mwale
The county’s major markets have been fully equipped, clean and spacious thus easing day to day operations.
The markets that received impromptu visit are; The Eldoret wholesale market, the ongoing Ultra-Modern Bahati market in Kimumu and Kahoya market in Huruma.