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Governor Oparanya Tours New Mumias Bus Park

Governor H.E Dr FCPA Wycliffe Oparanya toured the new Mumias Bus Park that is under construction.

The project is funded by the World Bank under the Kenya Urban Support Programme and will cost more than Ksh 150 million.

The Governor who was accompanied by senior County officers led by Lands and Urban Planning CECM Hon Robert Makhanu expressed his satisfaction with the work being done on the project.

He explained that once completed the project will replace the old bus park located in the heart of Mumias town because of its expansiveness and has modern facilities.

"My plan is to transfer the bus park from the town to this new site to create room for proper planning and expansion of the town which is the main urban centre in the Mumias Municipality," Oparanya told residents after touring the project.

He said the County through the World Bank sponsorship has embarked on infrastructural developmwnt of the Municipality for the benefit of residents.

He noted that the town has lagged behind in development adding that the situation worsened with collapse of Mumias Sugar Company that was the main source of income to residents.

The Governor noted that the new Mumias market that had been lying idle after the County pumping millions of money in it will thrive once the new Bus Park is completed and operationalized.

"The market has been lying unutilised because traders were not willing to occupy it. But transfer of the bus park here will stimulate economic activities," he added.

The Governor asked the contractor to ensure that the project is completed within the stipulated time so that it can be put into use.

Hon Makhanu noted that the project would be one of the best and modern bus parks in the County.

"The project will change the face of the town and give traders and matatu operators a more conducive environment to operate from," he said.

The CECM thanked the WB for the support to the County.

Service Delivery Chief Officer Mr Phitalis Masakhwe and other senior County officers accompanied the Governor.


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