Government launches multimillion power lighting project in Eldoret

The county government of Uasin Gishu in collaboration with the Kenya Power Company has embarked on a joint venture to light all the streets in Eldoret and other towns in the county.

The Cabinet Secretary for Energy Charles Keter, Governor Jackson Mandago and the Elgeyo/Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos flanked by the Kenya Power Managing Director Dr Ben Chumo and County Executive member in charge of Roads and Infrastructure Gideon Birir launched the project on Friday evening at the Eldoret streets.

Addressing the press after touring the streets in the town, both leaders lauded the elaborate plan by the Jubilee government to light up streets of more than 52 towns in Kenya, a venture that will cost the Kenya Power Sh6.7 billion.

Keter commented the good work that Uasin Gishu County is doing and assured the governor that his Ministry will continue working with his government to better service delivery in the county.

"Governor Mandago is keen in seeing that Uasin Gishu County residents gets the best service from all the levels of government and that is why you can see him monitoring all the projects in this county," said Keter.

Mandago urged the business community in Uasin Gishu to extend their business hours because they are now assured of sufficient lighting and security in all the streets of all the major towns in Uasin Gishu County.

"My government will make sure that all the towns within the county are lit up, under this partnership. The county government will foot all the electricity bills accrued by the street lights," noted Mandago.

On his part, Elgeyo Marakwet governor Alex Tolgos, confirmed that his county was a beneficiary of the Street Lighting and the Last Mile Programme, he urged residents in the North Rift region to be more aggressive so as to maximise the benefits both projects.

Chumo said that street lighting works will go on in Eldoret town for the next few days and that Kenya Power will do constant monitoring to ensure that the lights are in good condition.


Posted on : 06 Apr,2016

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