, MWINGI, Kenya, Sep 14 – The Italian government will finance the construction of a modern sewer system in Mwingi town, Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka said on Tuesday.
Mr Musyoka also disclosed that Italy will collaborate with Kenya towards starting a water project in Tseikuru, Migwani and Nguni divisions in the region.
He commended the Italian government for continued support, noting that the country also funded the Phase One of the Kiambere –Mwingi water project.
The Vice President made the remarks during a tour of the ongoing construction of the new market in Mwingi town. The project was launched in April this year by President Mwai Kibaki and is expected to cost of Sh97 million, in Mwingi North Constituency.
Mr Musyoka said the new market will reduce congestion and create more jobs in the area.
He called on the Chairman of the Town Council, Festus Muusya to ensure that when the constructon is complete, the stalls will be allocated transparently and professionally especially to the mothers who are congested in the old Mwingi Municipal market.
Mr Musyoka called on local contractors to ensure they do quality work and complete their projects in time. The contractor Hassan Kilonzo assured that the construction will be complete by September 2011.
The Vice President said Mwingi was expanding very fast and urged area professionals working in various urban centres to invest in the town.
Mr Musyoka urged the youth to join in Community Policing and help arrest wrongdoers causing trouble in the area.
He called on the security team to be vigilant and screen any suspicious visitors from a neighboring country passing through the town.
Present were Mwingi Central DC, Peter Kinuthia and local leaders among other dignitaries.
Later, the Vice President held a meeting with departmental heads at the District Commissioner’s office and urged them to ensure they provide quality services to the public.
Mr Musyoka said that there was need to have a district magistrate court in Kyuso to reduce congestion at the Mwingi court.
He noted that Mwingi was the fastest growing town in the region and needs a fire fighting equipment.
Earlier, the Vice President held consultations with his constituents at the CDF offices.