Narok Governor Samuel Tunai has praised the relationship between Kenya and neigbouring country of Tanzania that has enhanced business at Olposimoru market in Narok West Sub County.
Tunai said the market has been thriving with livestock and agriculture farmers from both countries flooding the centre on market days to sell and buy goods.
He observed that the Olposimoru market that is at the border of the two countries was a no go zone some years back because of insecurity issues as bandits would attack the traders at the market and escape with valuable goods.
However, Tunai said the good relationship between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Tanzanian President Suluhu Hassan has made everything smooth at the market and has boosted the living standards of people living along the border.
The county boss said this when he visited Oldekesi Secondary School at the common border where he assured that the county government will continue enhancing the relationship between the two countries for the benefit of the locals.
“There is nothing good like having a good business environment where people can sell their products easily. I want to assure you that the county government is committed to enhancing the cordial relationship between the two countries,” he said.
The second term governor reiterated that he has talked with the relevant authorities to tarmac the Ngoswani- Oldekesi road that connects to Tanzania from Narok town for easy transportation of good to outside markets.
“Plans are underway to ensure that the road is upgraded so as to attract more traders to the border market and uplift the living standards of the Maasai community that live along the common border,” he said.
At the same time, Tunai reiterated the commitment of the county government to work with the National Government so as to return all children who dropped out of school to school.
He asked the Maa community to take advantage of the free education to educate their children saying there is no success without education.
By Ann Salaton