The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has today issued a public notice to business owners willing to set base at Green Park terminus in Nairobi to submit their expressions of interest by closure of business on Friday.
However, traders who were operating from the demolished Lunar Park and people or firms who had previously expressed interest in any of the above or other leasing space at the terminal do not need to apply.
NMS in a public notice has indicated that it will lease space at the Shs250 million terminal for commercial purposes or complimentary public transport services.
According to NMS Director-General Major General Mohamed Badi who issued the notice, 35 percent of the space will be reserved for women and youths, five per cent for persons with disabilities and the rest for the general public.
“This notice therefore, invites the general public to submit expressions of interest to lease space at the Green Park terminal for various commercial purposes or complimentary public transport services,” said Badi in a public notice.
Areas of leasing include commercial office space, commercial retail spaces (shops), supermarket space, eateries and ablution cleaning and management services.
Others are entertainment establishments, vehicle cleaning services, vehicles fueling and servicing, advertising spaces, financial services and terminal cleaning services.
“Expressions of interest are to be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes and must reach the office of the deputy director-general by July 16, 2021 from the date of this advertisement,” he added in the notice.
The terminus, located at the former Lunar Park, is a drop-off and pick-up point for matatus plying the Ngong and Lang’ata routes, all currently operating from the Nairobi Railways Central station.
In May, NMS announced that a fee will be charged for accessing certain services at the terminus. The token fee will also be levied on traders selling their wares at the terminal, use of ablution blocks as well as advertisement spaces at the terminus, among others.
By Alice Gworo