Residents and traders of Seregeya market in Likuyani Sub County will now experience enhanced security and working hours following the installation of high mast lights at the market by the Kakamega County Women representative Elsie Muhanda.
Addressing the jubilant residents, when she officially launched the lights, Muhanda said installation of the lights would not only enhance security but also boost economic growth and development in the area.
“The floodlights would not only enhance security here but more importantly will enable our traders to increase working hours, hence turning Kakamega County into a 24hour economy,” remarked Muhanda.
The women Rep disclosed that the market lighting project had been spread to various trading centers in all the 12 constituencies within Kakamega County.
“It’s not only here at Seregeya, but we have another mast at Mwamba trading center in the neighboring Lugari Sub County, we have another one in Malava and in all the 12 sub counties” said Muhanda.
The Women Rep challenged county women to invest more in trading activities in order to improve their sources of livelihood as well as living standards.
“We expect to see increased business activities, especially among women, here in Seregeya and other centers after the floodlights have been installed,” said Muhanda who also asked bodaboda riders to be ready to extend their working hours after the ongoing curfew is suspended.
She also encouraged youths to embrace self-employment by venturing into entrepreneurial activities.
During the event Muhanda also donated market umbrellas to several traders in Seregeya and pledged her continued support to traders across the county.