Small scale business owners in Mbale town are set to get modern market shades from the affirmative fund set aside by the Vihiga County Government.
Vihiga County Women representative Dorcas Kedogo said the shades will be constructed once the government approves the place to have the shades constructed in the region.
“The fund has been approved by the government and it is only a matter of time the business community will enjoy the construction of the shades,” said Kedogo.
She said the construction of the shades will improve safety of their commodities and offer good environment for doing business.
Kedogo said each sub county in the area has been allocated Ksh. 4.5 Million for various development projects to improve the living standards of the residents.
“The various groups who have applied from the kitty to undertake various projects will not get less than shillings 100, 000,” promised Kedogo.
She added that the fund would also be used to pay bursaries for vulnerable and needy students and build a cottage industry to make fertilizer from rabbit urine.
“We want to make urine fertilizer to supply to other Counties and use it to improve our yields to boost our food security,” said Kedogo.
She was speaking at Mbihi Girls secondary school in Vihiga Sub County during the Vihiga agricultural enterprise development programme awareness, where she appealed to the locals to apply for the fund.