Kisii Municipality has put in its Urban Economic Plan-UEP aimed at creating a sustainable Urban Economic development Programme.
Through the Sustainable Urban Economic Development (SUED), the rapidly expanding Kisii Municipality will now have modern public utilities.
The UK government through SUED is funding various development projects in Kisii Municipality to a tune of Sh 800million for the next five years.
Deputy British High Commissioner to Kenya Julius Court says the plan will have Kisii town expand to cover other major markets within the municipality.
“This is an initiative to have selected towns in the Country adjust to the increasing population and demand for better services. We will continue to support Counties in towards the realisation of Vision 2030.”
Governor James Ongwae has hailed the UK government for partnering with Kisii county government to realise development objectives envisioned in the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP).
At the same time, through the urban development initiative, the County is establishing a new COVID-19 protocols compliant open-air market facility at Daraja mbili market with the capacity to shelter 1800 traders.
The Governor expressed gratitude for the support from the UK government and reiterated continued collaboration between the UK government and the County in a bid to initiate more programmes to help improve service delivery to mwananchi.
Through the programme, the County has also had a complete Fire station, improved walkways and a new access road Nyanchwa-Kisii town which is under construction at Sh 110 million.
By Frank Akunga