Traders in Uasin Gishu County who owned market stalls at the main wholesale market in the CBD have been asked to verify their names with the county trade officers.
This is to identify the real owners who were allocated stalls even before the county renovated the market to meet the current state of the art conditions for ease of operation.
According to CECM for ICT, Trade and Industrialization Dr. Emily Kogos, the verification exercise is going at the county headquarters upon which its completion will see identified and legitimate traders allowed to occupy the new stalls at the newly rehabilitated wholesale market.
“As a department, we are calling in those traders who haven’t come for verification to do so because when we finish verification we will go straight to allocations.” Said Kogos on Thursday at the county headquarters during the county issuance of education bursary cheques worth sh 90m.
Before renovation, the market had a capacity of close to 650 stalls but the renovation has realized another 250 new stalls.
The county’s plan is to see the first 650 owners of the stalls verified and given room to fully operate even as the new 250 stalls awaits allocation to new traders.