President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the construction of the stalled market in Mombasa will be revived to give traders room to conduct business.
He said this last week during his recent visit to the Kongowea Market where pointed out that he will ensure that traders at the market conduct their operations like their counterparts elsewhere.
“I will ensure that construction resumes and by August, I will come here to open this building,” he said.
Pointing out his concerns over the strewed rubbish in the market, President Kenyatta directed the new Cabinet Secretary for Public Service and Youth Affairs to send the National Youth Service (NYS) to clean up the place beginning next month.
According to the president, the clean-up will include building of access roads and unblocking of drainage systems. The Head of State also directed that local youth be recruited to participate in the project.
“This place has been abandoned. We have discussed with your MP (Hezron Awiti) and I have heard your plight,” President Kenyatta said.
Speaking on the grabbed land belonging to the market, Mr Kenyatta said he will see to it that the land is reclaimed for the benefits of the traders.
“A true leader is mindful of the welfare of the people. I will ensure that the piece of land is repossessed and restored to its original use as part of the market,” he added.
He called upon the traders to ignore politicians who are out to divide them on the basis of religion and tribal lines, adding that residents should live and work together harmoniously.
“The Constitution gives every Kenyan the right to live and work in any part of the country,” President Kenyatta said.
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