Mbale Town is set for a major facelift after Governor Dr. Wilber Ottichilo launched the second phase of beautification of the town. He was flanked by his Deputy Dr. Patrick Saisi, Lands Committee Chair in the Assembly Hon. Ukiru and a host of Members of The County Assembly.
While addressing residents, the Governor assured the residents that the contractor awarded to carry out the exercise is upto task and that the designs used are going to make Mbale a better town. “I tasked my officers to competitively source a contractor and we are lucky to have gotten one who even recently did the beautification for Kisumu town. In the near future it will be good for us to be referring to our towns as cities just like the other people do. ” said the County Boss.
The county boss further noted that the whole exercise will approximately cost Kenya shillings 200 million. He urged the residents of Mbale to accord the contractor necessary support especially the market vendors who will be the most affected.
Deputy Governor, Dr. Patrick Saisi urged the youth to seek casual jobs from the contractor and to ensure they deliver services effectively to avoid cases of manpower being outsourced. “When such a project is proposed in our county, let us embrace it for the sake of having development that will eventually be of benefit to us as a society. ” said the Deputy Governor.
The second phase of Mbale beautification is projected to be done in a year’s time according to the Vihiga Municipal Manager Andrew Ahuga. Construction of footpaths, erecting of high mast floodlights, street lighting along Kisumu Kakamega highway from Lunyerere to Majengo, rehabilitation of drainage systems will be among the projects to be undertaken in the second phase of Mbale Town beautification.