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Plans to complete Kisumu West headquarters underway

The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government has released Sh30 million to complete the stalled Kisumu West Sub-County Headquarters.

The project which started was under the Economic Stimulus Program (ESP) stalled in 2009 after consuming Sh35 million.

The building designed to accommodate the Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) and various national government departments is expected to be completed in two months.

Kisumu West Deputy County Commissioner, (DCC) Nalianya Wanyonyi, said the money has already been received, adding that the contractor who was handed over the site was on course to deliver the project.

This move is expected to enhance service to members of the public and also ensure government officers in the sub-county have a conducive working environment.

The contractor will be expected to fix windows, ceiling, the floor, wiring and finish the construction of an unfinished wing on the building.

Kisumu Women Representative, Rosa Buyu, who graced the handing over ceremony, lauded the government for channeling funds to complete the stalled project.

“It is unfortunate that this building has been lying incomplete for the last thirteen years, even after consuming Sh35 million public money,” she said.

Buyu who sits in the Parliamentary select committee on security said the matter was discussed at the committee setting the process of completing the building in motion.

“We had to put pressure on the parliamentary security committee to help in allocating money in the budget to facilitate this project and we are happy they heard us” she said.

Buyu said many other projects within the security sector were yet to be completed, adding that the committee will push for their completion before money is allocated to new projects.

By Lorine Awino and Chris Mahandara

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