KAPSABET MUNICIPALITY SEEKS PUBLIC VIEWS ON 2019/2020 KENYA URBAN SUPPORT PROGRAM PROJECTS
Kapsabet municipality is one of the municipalities who qualified for the World Bank conditional development grant awarded yearly for period of five(5) through Kenya Urban Support Program (KUSP). The municipality received its first funding of Ksh.177M for 2018/2019 FY where through public participation, several projects were agreed upon for implementation.
These ongoing projects for 2018/2019 were tendered in two lots. The first lot, awarded to Vela Limited, is non-motorized transport and waste management project involving the construction of footpaths and athletic racing track , storm water drainage, extension of Sewer line and construction of ablution block at Kapsabet bus pack. The other lot that is awarded to South Pole Company, comprises of installation of high masts, street and security lights, construction of juakali and fabricated shades.
The municipality is awaiting for the second funding and is therefore preparing for projects to be implemented in 2019/2020 FY. Through a public participation, the municipality management had earlier on proposed the construction of a modern Market complex in Kapsabet town. Due to varied public opinions from some members of public who preferred the improvement of road network for ease of accessibility in town instead of the market complex, the management today held a public participation over the same for the citizens to decide.
The residents of Kapsabet municipality managed to give their views during public participation forums held at Kapsabet town, Baraton, Chepterit and Kipsigak trading centres. The citizens therefore agreed on the construction of road network in Kapsabet town for 2019/2020 FY and modern market complex in 2020/2021.