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Airport to be built in Nyamira County

Nyamira County will be expecting an airport in the next 12 months, this is after the Kenya Airports Authority visited the site and carried out the groundbreaking.

The construction f Kiendege Airport in Nyamira County will start soon after the official groundbreaking on Tuesday, KAA officials have confirmed.

Nyamira County  Governor Amos Nyaribo together with a delegation from the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) on Thursday conducted the official groundbreaking on the proposed Kiendege Airport in Kitutu Masaba Constituency.

They addressed journalists on Tuesday at the governor’s office in Nyamira Town before they proceeded to the site for the official groundbreaking.

KAA Managing Director to Alex Gitari said the establishment of the airport will be of great benefit to the residents of the county as it will be an income-generating project to the county.

“This will be a project that will see Nyamira among the few counties that have an airport, whereby it will be of great impact since it will accommodate larger aircraft as compared to Suneka airstrip which has a capacity of smaller aircraft,” Gitaru said.

The proposed Kiendege Airport is one among other projects which are expected to take shape soon, whereby it has been established on how much the project will cost.

Secretary in the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government Wilson Njenga said Nyamira will be a great county with a lot upon completion of the project.

“We know Nyamira will be on the map of the counties that has an airport which will create an impact on the development and outlook of the county. As the government we are keenly following every step in such projects to ensure they are complete in the required time,” Njenga said.

Sironga Agro-Industrial Business Park, Esanige Green Stadium in Magwagwa ward, Ekerenyo Sub- County Hospital, and the completion of Manga Stadium among others are among the projects which have received funding from the National Government.

“With the industrial Park at Sironga, this airport will be of great importance to this region and it will create employment for our young people. We call upon our residents to welcome this project for the better of our county,” Nyaribo said.

By Darlington Mose

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