Kimumu/Bahati Wholesale Market

County to Issue Spaces to Traders at Kimumu/Bahati Wholesale Market

The County Government of Uasin Gishu will soon be giving out spaces for traders to operate from at the Kimumu/Bahati wholesale market.

County’s Trade Executive Dr. Emily Kogos is now asking fresh produce traders and farmers to inquire about trading spaces at the market.

The Ksh173 million state-of-the-art fresh produce market was officially opened a few months ago, following the completion of construction works.

Speaking when she hosted European Union (EU) Technical Advisor Edward Mwale who was on a courtesy call after visiting the market on Motoring and Evaluation Exercise, Dr. Kogos said the market is fitted with 10 cold storage rooms and is expected to accommodate at least 2,000 traders.

Trade CECM Dr. Emily Kogos when she hosted Technical Advisor Edward Mwale.

She said the market is now ready for operationalization.

The market was designed with storage facilities to cushion both traders and fresh produce farmers who have been battling storage rooms for their perishable produce and congestion space at the main wholesale market in Eldoret town.

It will also serve as the main fresh produce distribution point for other markets across the county.

Construction of the Kimumu/Bahati Wholesale Market was funded jointly by the County Government of Uasin Gishu and the European Union.

Coldrooms at the Kimumu/Bahati wholesale market.

During the commissioning of the market on December 3, 2021, Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago said it will provide a linkage between producers, wholesalers, exporters, and over 60 retail markets in the County.

“It is fully equipped with cold storage facilities, an online Marketing portal to link traders with the international market, and offices to guide farmers and traders on export requirements through the Eldoret International Airport. Value addition for trade products will be introduced,” Mandago said.

Aside from helping to decongest the Eldoret main market, the modern facility is also expected to stimulate and accelerate the economy of the area by creating more job opportunities for the locals.

The market is in Kimumu ward, Moiben Sub County.

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