Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has ordered the department of Lands and Urban Development to undertake spatial planning for Bumala Town in Butula Sub County.
Speaking during ground breaking ceremony for the construction of modern Bumala Market on Friday, the Governor said the town needs urgent spatial planning.
“I have mandated my County Executive Committee Member for Lands and Urban Development Prof Grephas Opata and his team to ensure the spatial planning is executed within the shortest time possible,” he said.
He said the spatial plan will assist in pushing for funding to construct modern buildings and kiosks,” noting that he will lead in looking for donors to revamp Bumala and other towns.
The Governor’s order followed appeals by Marachi West Member of the County Assembly John Oganga and County Council of Elders chairman George Wesonga who said ramshackle structures had reduced the town’s image.
The Governor told traders to take advantage of County development funds to boost their businesses.
Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi outlined many development projects the county has initiated in Butula Sub County including roads, markets, boreholes and hospital equipment.
Trade Executive Judith Maketso said the market will be constructed in three phases, the first phase will cost Sh4.7million. Others will cost Sh8m and Sh5.3m.
Area MCA John Oganga said the market will be the best in the county and which other wards will come to benchmark.