No more scorching sun for mama mboga and other business persons within Kajiado County as the county government of Kajiado set aside ksh 400M for modern markets in all major town in the county.
After long time hue and cry from the public the county government is moving in earnest to set up markets in a bid to promote women and small businesses in the region.
Towns to benefit include Ngong, Ong’ataRongai,bulbul, Isinya, Kitengela ,loitokitok, Namanag and Kajiado town.
Some of these markets that shall have modern stalls and milk selling centre are underway.
Though most natives are pastoralists they have been urged to join businesses as means of livelihood as over the years their cattle’s has succumbed to famine in annual dry seasons.
Locals laud the move saying the markets shall open business opportunities and at least boost women who have suffered for long time in deplorable open air markets.
Major towns are characterized by open air markets that are congested and inaccessible during rainy seasons.
Women who eke their living through small business in the market were jubilant and pregnant with high expectations.
“our market place have been neglected for so long killing our small business.we hope the new move will turn our businesses around,said mama mboga Joyce kimani
Ololoua MCA Martin Njogu lauded the initiative calling it timely and beneficial.
“The idea is a gate way to business opportunities for these women that ought to have been implemented long time ago” said Martin Njogu
During the ground breaking of bulbul market Kajiado Governor Dr. David Nkedianye says his government is committed to boost women business wise with the first step ensuring they have modern market.
“My government is committed to elevate the lives of mama mboga who have been reduced to sell their wares in scorching sun.Modern markets is one facet for conducive business environment for small businesses in the county “said David Nkedianye
Nkedianye says it’s high time for the county to embrace business for the local’s and the county prosperity.
Small business operators are among the highest source of revenue income to the county government of Kajiado County.
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