Governor Anyang Nyong’o has officially opened the Korowe Modern Retail Market, in Kobura. The new market has about 132 stalls. According to the governor, his administration aims to facilitate market access for local producers, especially in the agricultural Sector.
Water and electricity is now installed and safe trading stalls upgraded with adequate storage and other amenities. “This gives our traders safe spaces to do business by offering them an opportunity to acquire loans from micro finance. Their stall numbers will act as their security.”
Since 2018, several retail markets have been constructed not excluding the mega Kibuye Market that is now accommodating 3,000 traders and the multimillion Uhuru Business Park Market with a rough capacity of 4,000 traders at Railways Ward. These include:
1). Korowe Modern Retail Market – along Busia Road in Kobura Ward, Nyando Sub County with 132 stalls.
2). Pap Onditi Modern Retail Market – in West Nyakach Ward, Nyakach Sub-County comprising 210 stalls at the full cost of Kshs. 40 million upon completion.
3). Kombewa Modern Retail Market – in North Seme Sub-County with 134 stalls for traders constructed at a cost of Sh35 million with lockable shelters, a modern toilet with water connection, wall fence, three access gates and electricity services.
4). Awasi Modern Retail Market – in Awasi-Onjiko, Nyando Sub-County, constructed by the SBI Roads Construction Company as their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity for the Kericho-Nyamasaria highway project. It includes a modern retail market and an ablution block connected to water system. This Market accommodates 80 traders with 2 special stalls for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
This is intended to provide commercial infrastructure to give an edge to our micro and small enterprises as the county seeks to create more job opportunities and improve livelihoods.