The construction of the Wang’uru Stadium in Mwea, Kirinyaga County is set to be completed by August 2021.
According to the Kerugoya County Development Implementation and Coordination Committee (CDICC), led by the County Commissioner Jim Njoka, the contractor, Vee Vee, has done 82% of the entire project.
Addressing the media at the facility, the CC who also chairs CDICC said government engineers are closely monitoring the project to ensure that it meets the set standards and is completed on time.
“We thank the contractor, resident engineer and the entire team for the job well done,” Njoka said.
“I also want to confirm every time we visit the project there is much progress and we are here to ensure all set standards are met,” he added.
The county commissioner led the team during inspection of development projects funded by the national government in the county.
The stadium includes construction of a VIP pavilion in concrete, steel pavilion stands and roofing of earth terraces in a steel roof structure.
The project which began in December 2020 was expected to be completed within 6 months. The president directed the construction of the facility in early last year during a development tour where he held a meeting in the facility
The CC noted that once complete, it will tap many local talents as well as improving business activities, especially in the hospitality industry.
“As you know, once we complete this stadium, we will tap talent from Kirinyaga County, especially in sports. Also, the sporting activities here will improve the businesses within the area,” Njoka noted.
The committee also said the main challenge is storm water and they are working with the county government to ensure the problem is solved.
“The problem of management of storm water will be solved by joining hands with the county government in digging trenches,” he said
The county commissioner was accompanied by County Directors of MDAs, Presidential Delivery Unit and the security personnel.
By Mutai Kipngetich