Bungoma and Kimilili Towns are set for a major upgrade after the county government obtained a Sh.300 million infrastructural grant from the World Bank.
Speaking at Kamusinde Catholic Church in Maeni on Sunday, Governor Wycliffe Wangamati said the grant will go towards the upgrade of roads, markets and improve access to water and sanitation in the markets.
Wangamati said under the program, Bungoma will be allocated S09 million while Kimilili will receive S91 million.
Other facilities earmarked for upgrade under the program are sports stadia and health facilities. Disbursement of the Sh.300 million is set for July.
Residents of Bungoma and Kimilili have welcomed the move by the governor in collaboration with World Bank to upgrade the towns.
Led by youth leader Peter Sifuna, they appealed toWangamati to ensure that the youths are considered for jobs in the projects.
Sifuna said this will not only empower the youths but also improve the economy of the two towns.
Source: Kenya News Agency