Is Busia Town ready to be a 24-hour economy?

Mr. Odundo said the walkways and parking bays will cover both parts of the Busia-Kisumu Highway from Co-operative Bank and Public Works to the Town Center, adding that it will increase revenue generation for the County and make the border town dust free.

“We shall also undertake face-lifting of the town through proper waste management, greening, installation of four- 30 metre mass lights in Burumba and Ang’orom Ward to make the border town a 24-hour economy”, he said.

He added that his department will procure two trucks for use in removing solid waste to the dumping site and 300 dust bins stationed at strategic points.

“The World Bank through the Kenya Urban Support Program has released Sh. 100m this financial year for upgrading Busia Town noting and that the five-year plan will see Busia Town benefit from Sh. 500m funding.”

He also said that his department is making efforts to have Malaba town and Nambale town attain Municipality Status to enable the two urban centers benefit from Kenya Urban Support Program funding.

According to Mr. Odundo, the department will also undertake the development of the 843 acre land at Nasewa.

The department had an allocation of Sh. 473 million this financial year including Sh. 100m grant from the World Bank through the Kenya Urban Support Program.

It has four key service areas which include land management, surveying, physical planning and urban development.

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