Fish farmers receive boost after Ksh.68 million Transhipment completion in Busia
Busia County Government through the departments of Infrastructure and Energy, Office of the Governor and Agriculture and Fisheries inspected ongoing construction works at the Cross Border Fish Tran-shipment Market in Burumba ward, Matayos Sub-County.
The project is a collaboration between the County Government and World Bank through the Kenya Devolution Support Programme (KDSP) and is primed to be a lead market for fish traders in Busia County and the larger East Africa region.
The team from Public Works led by Acting Director John Kevin Otwani set the project status at 98 percent with the remaining finishes likely to take a week to complete before it is handed over to the Agriculture and Fisheries department.
Among the features that would be in the market include a cold room, an eatery point, storage point, fresh fish handling section and offices among others.
“The market generates Ksh.1.2 billion in trade, but with the completion of the new facility, the figure will rise to Sh2 billion,” he said.
The Office of the Governor was represented in the meeting by Shadrack Maloba, the Director of Service Delivery.
The facility will have eateries, fish cleaning areas and ablution blocks which would be managed by traders through their leadership.
The contractor promised to complete the remaining works in a week’s time before handing over to the County Government.