Homa Bay County Executive Committee has finally approved two major projects worth Ksh 115 million from the Kenya Urban Support Programme (KUSP) to upgrade Homa Bay town.

This initiative will see Homa Bay market being standardized at a cost of Ksh 80 million shillings. According to the approved designs, the ultra-modern market will have more than 1000 stalls with each stall measuring 3 by 3 meters.

Speaking to the press after chairing a cabinet meeting, Deputy Governor Hamilton Orata said that the County Government is keen to ensure that green energy is strictly adopted during the construction of the market.


“The modern market will have water hydrants to curb fire outbreaks, safe and clean toilets and will be well lit.’’ he added.


He said that the second project entails the upgrading of Shauri Yako-Intake road to bitumen standard.


“The road project worth Ksh35 million shall have storm drainage, pedestrian walks with street lights.” Said Orata


The Deputy Governor said that the implementation of the project is currently underway and that they will soon advertise the tenders in the dailies for suitable contractors to apply.


He appealed to the residents to be good ambassadors and help the Government in supervising the implementation of these projects.