The Chairperson Committee on Public Investment and Accounts Hon. Christopher Mwambingu has today sought a Statement from the Chairperson, Committee on Trade, Industry and Co-operative Development on the construction of the new modern market in Mwatate.
Hon. Mwambingu said the World Bank in partnership with the County Government is set to construct a new market worth Ksh. 30 million in Mwatate Municipality.
The Legislator said that traders have rejected the County government move to relocate them to unknown area in a bid to pave way for construction.
“Mr. Speaker, there is a likelihood that traders will suffer as result of relocation because they don’t know the alleged proposed site they Executive intends to take them to. We can’t sit and watch our people undergo untold suffering like what happened to traders in Wundanyi. We will at all cost resist such plans,” warned Hon. Mwambingu.
He said the Municipality should consider the growth of the town by exploring land at Singila Majengo and other areas other than concentrating with only one place.
Hon. Mwambingu asked the Chairperson, Committee on Trade, Industry and Co-operative Development and his Lands, Human – Wildlife Conflict Resolution counterpart to furnish the House with satisfactory information on the following :
Wether the alleged Ksh. 30 million project is factual.
Whether the traders will be evicted from the current market and plans the two departments have to acquire land in Singila Majengo since the area is accessible and sub division exercise is currently underway.