Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has hinted at a plan that will see hawkers from across the seven umbrella Savings and Credit Co-operative Society (SACCO) in Eldoret town benefit from the recently constructed backlines in Eldoret town and other trading opportunities without scuffles.
The county renovated the backlines to create a conducive environment for doing business and make the town neat.
While addressing hawkers at the county headquarters on how to strengthen their relationship with the county and better their businesses, Mandago said hawker’s Saccos have benefited from over Ksh10 million that his administration has been loaning them.
He also thanked them for accepting to heed his calls of joining the cooperative movements which have resulted in ease of management, proper coordination, and best regulations.
Uasin Gishu County established structures that have been favoring businesses for the purposes of growth which has seen investors from across the business sectors invest in Eldoret town resulting in the growth of different economies.
The town has been pushing for an elevation into the fifth city in the country after the country’s capital Nairobi, the coastal Mombasa, Lakeside Kisumu, and the newest city Nakuru.
With the city push, Eldoret has witnessed development in infrastructure, especially new tarmacking of roads, within and around the town, installation of street lights, construction of walk paths, as well as backlines refurbishment.
The infrastructure development has been funded jointly by the county and development partners.