Nandi County Governor Dr.Cleophas Lagat has commissioned works for the construction of Amani market in Kamungei, Mosop Sub County.
Speaking while he launched the project Lagat said that the decision to establish the market was a consensus reached at by his government and the residents following the inter-community conflict between the Nandis and bordering Kabras community from Kakamega County in November 2014, which threatened peace in the area.
Governor Lagat added that the market will provide a lasting peace between the two neigbouring communities since it will empower the residents from both communities,who will not only exchange goods and services but will share ideas as well.
“Trade will open up interaction and create a bond the two communities hence forging good relationship,”he said.
Moreover, he has assured of his administration’s agenda to upgrade the communication network and to transform the regions development to foster peace and reduce poverty to avert a similar clashes.
“As a government we cherish peace and its only through business that we can eradicate poverty andend conflicts,” he added.
Further, he has called on the youth not to misuse their energy but to instead join in building the nation and keeping peace,” he added.
The County’s move to establish the market has been applauded by the residents who have termed the development has a major milestone in uniting with their neighbours and boost to their socio–economic live.
Residents said that the Amani as the name suggest will help restore trust and tranquility with their neigbours.
According to Chief Officer Trade Investment and development Mr Jacob Sisey the two markets will serve as trading centres where farmers will auction their livestock, clothes and farm produce.
“The market will officially be opened late next year in January by NCIC Chair Mr Francis Ole Kaparo who brokered peace between the two communities during the 2014 border skirmishes,” he said.
Accompanying the governor was CEC Trade Investment and Development Mr Style Kessio and other county government officials.