The much anticipated construction of Moses Mudamba Cultural Centre in Vihiga County expected to have started, may take longer to be realized.
This is according to the area Deputy Governor Dr. Patrick Saisi, who said that lack of proper land ownership documents for the piece of land earmarked for the project may be a hindering factor.
Saisi who doubles up as the County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Youth, Gender, Sports Culture and Social Services, blamed the line ministry for the delays as he issued a three months’ ultimatum.
Speaking after visiting the site, Saisi warned of possible encroachment on the piece of land if timely interventions are not put in place.
“We cannot proceed with the project now since the defunct municipal had not possessed the land from the original owners. I am issuing a three months’ notice for the title to be surrendered,” he cautioned.
Saisi said that to start off the project, close to Sh10 m has been set aside in the current Financial Year out of the total estimated cost of Sh400m required for completion of the centre.
The DG added that once completed, the centre will not only help preserve the culture of Maragoli sub community who form the majority in Vihiga County, but all the communities in the County, for posterity.
“As a government we believe in preservation of our culture. The Moses Mudamba Cultural Centre will not only preserve the culture of the Maragolis, but we also have Banyore, Tirik, Terek and other community in the County,” he said.
By Isaiah Nayika