Cabinet Secretary in Charge of Lands Charity Ngilu is expected today in the City of Champions ,Uasin Gishu County.
Ngilu is expected to lead other County Leaders in the official launch of a Kshs.2 Billion slum upgrading programme that is being funded by World Bank.
Housing and Planning County Executive Robert Ngisirei said the project will improve the living conditions of hundreds of slum dwellers in Eldoret town
Ngisirei said Ngilu is expected to tour Munyaka, Mwenderi and Kamukunji estates,which are targeted for the upgrade.
He said the project will also enhance waste management system through proper layout of sewage lines in the slums.Ngisirei added that the project will also be fundamental in enhancing security.
He further revealed that mounting of street lights in Huruma estate had already been completed,noting that the entire slum upgrade project would be concluded in the two years.
The project is part of World Bank’s programme to upgrade the living conditions of slum dwellers in 15 major towns in the country. The project is also in line with the county’s strategic plan to curb rising informal settlements in Eldoret town and its environs.
A week ago the Housing and Planning County Minister had suspended all ongoing Land transactions and land use activities in the Eldoret town until land use regulations are in place.There has been growing concern over germination of unplanned settlements in Eldoret town.