UASIN GISHU AND NANDI STRIKE BALANCE ON MATATU STAGES

UASIN GISHU AND NANDI STRIKE BALANCE ON MATATU STAGES

The County Government of Uasin Gishu will soon provide a solution for conflicting matatu Saccos plying the Eldoret – Kapsabet Road.

Eldoline, Namasco, Eldokaps and 3KEN Saccos have been in wrangles over ownership of parking stages.

Speaking on Tuesday as she hosted her Nandi counterpart Trizzah Morogo as well the said Saccos officials, Dr. Emily Kogos said there are zoning plans which will go an extra mile in solving the problems of parking stages. Uasin Gishu County is setting up structures as it gears towards being elevated into a City.

Dr. Kogos said a conducive business environment and a harmonious business relationship is key for the growth of any economy, adding that matatu saccos operating across Nandi and Uasin Gishu counties ensure there’s a good working relationship in the transport sector.

“My role is to see to it that every business person enjoys and delivers the best resulting from a favorable environment that the County always strives to give its constituents,” she said.

…business is a continuous process and there shouldn’t be any struggles witnessed in the near future,” added Dr. Kogos.

On her part, Morogo noted that all the stakeholders, including her county’s Department of Trade and Enforcement, will work together to bring to an end to business wrangles.

John Kemboi, the County’s Chief Officer for ICT and e-Government, said: “The position of the county is to provide order. All long-distance vehicles should be converging at a particular point.”

Chief Officer for Cooperative and Enterprise Development, Pius Kigen, said the department is on course formulating solutions to Saccos that have no stage slots. He adds that the department is working on structuring Public Service Vehicles (PSV) stages to incorporate all the vehicles.

It is our business to make sure that (Matatu Saccos) get slots. This is revenue to us as governments, “noted Kigen.

An administrative decision will be given to the respective Saccos on Monday next week.

Director for Licensing and Compliance, CPA Jona Lamai, Silas Letting and Brenda Rono, from the Department of Trade, were in the meeting.

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