Kisii County government has said the Stalled modern fish building will be complete next month and be operational by the end of this year
This comes after the concern from the fish mongers saying that closure of the market is has affected their business hence making losses since they don’t have cold rooms for their fish storage.
Speaking at his office CEC incharge of Agriculture Esman Onsarigo told Gusii star that the contractor will be at the site so as to finish on the remaining part.
We are urging business community and farmers to co-operate to realize its completion as soon as possible”, he said in his office.
According to the CEC the delay was from the second contractor who delayed to install cabling to the cold facilities Forcing the county government to intervene.
“The county government did set aside 6.4m, for construction its construction, which would have modern cold facilities to enable the fish mongers do their business”, Mr Onsarigo said.
He further said that the county government has asked the contractor to complete the market for the fish mongers not to suffer losses if the fish are not kept safely.
He stated that the county government is modernizing the fish market commonly known as ‘Marikiti’ by equipping it with cold storage facilities to avoid situations where farmers sell their fish under duress.
“This will ensure quality and safety of the commodity and effective management of the market to ease fish marketing for mongers and fish farmers, “Mr Onsarigo said.
He noted that the completion will also improve the economy of the county and country general.