Kisumu Urban Projects on the home stretch:
Today the Governor made a tour to Kisumu Urban Projects most of which were commissioned with the coming of his administration.The projects with an accumulative value of about 450 million are expected to be concluded by the end of 2018.
The tour began with the Kachok dump site relocation where the Governor said that the land would be used to create an eco-park of indigenous trees and children’s playground.The rehabilitation exercise which is also being funded under the KUP programme will cost 135 million and will include erecting a permanent perimeter wall around the park, ablution block and proper land scarping creating a model tree nursery and children’s play park.
This was followed by a tour of the 74 million shillings Kaloleni Estate roads being upgraded to bitumen standards and expected to change the phase of this old estate.
The Governor further said that in his urban renewal programme he has identified Kaloleni to act his model estate project and will act as the bench mark for the city’s urban renewal. This is informed by historical background of the estate which housed the region’s greats of yester years such as Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Achieng Oneko and many more.
This 2.1km road being undertaken by MDIG Ltd is expected to be completed by August 2018 and comes with estate lighting and drainage works that will finally eliminate the perennial flooding that has forever dogged the people of Kaloleni and its environs.
The party then proceeded to Obinju primary school where the Governor commissioned the just concluded three bio digesters and ablution blocks for Joel Omino, Kosao and Obinju primary schools constructed in partnership between KUP amd Umande Trust. He noted that the projects would enable the schools to manage energy costs effectively while also ensuring that the pupils primary health care is upheld by learning in hygienic conditions.
The Governor who was being hosted by the City Manager Madam Doris Ombara as the implementor of the KUP projects was acompanied by his Chief of Staff Mr. Patrick Ouya, the Infrastructure CEC Mr. Thomas Ondijo and a host of MCAs from the project areas and beyond.