Fulfill your promises, Chuka market traders tell governor

A market in Chuka
A market in Chuka

Traders at Kathathani Market in Chuka, Igamba Ng’ombe Constituency are appealing to the county government to fulfill the promise made two years ago of roofing the market.

Speaking to the press, the traders confirmed that Tharaka Nithi County governor, Samuel Mbae Ragwa promised to set aside Sh2 million for the construction of a modernized market but no progress has been made.

“We are counting huge loses, especially during rainy seasons, as the cereals germinate and this complicates the business,” remarked one of the traders.

The traders further appealed to the county government to provide them with clean water to use while conducting their business.

The demands come barely a month after Suna West Member of Parliament Hon. Obiro Ndiege issued a one-week ultimatum to the county government of Migori to complete the construction of the Migori Town Modern Market.

Speaking to Royal Media Services’ Radio Ramogi, Hon Ndiege threatened to call on all traders operating in Migori Town to stop paying taxes if the county government fails to complete the construction of the modern market in a week’s time.

Ndienge contended that the county government should not expect tax from the people if they cannot give better services or create an enabling environment for business activities.

Traders operating in Migori Town have been forced to endure the unfavourable weather conditions in the open-air market as the county has delayed the completion of the modern trading centre.

For more than six months, traders from Kuria Wests and East Sub counties have not been paying taxes to the county government of Migori, claiming that they are not getting better services from the county government.

By Treeza Awuor

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