Travelers and traders operating at the Meru Matatu Stage are set to enjoy a revamped working environment after the completion of the construction works at the facility in the next few days.
Speaking during an impromptu tour at the stage, Meru Governor Kiraitu says the new face of the matatu stage was part of his promises to the Meru people during his 2017 campaigns.
“Our promise number 8 was to ensure that we modernize all towns. I am happy with the progress of ongoing works at our Meru Main Stage which we are re-carpeting and upgrading,” said Mr. Murungi.
The facility is being re-carpeted and upgraded by the County Government, with the drainage system also a major area of concern.
“In 2017 we promised to modernize all towns and markets in Meru to create a conducive environment for our people to live and do business, and the journey to achieve this promise is well on course,” says DG Titus Ntuchiu.
A section of Meru residents has expressed optimism that the ongoing works at the main stage may be the beginning of a major facelift touching on the entire town.
“The place is looking great already. No more potholes and open drains. Plan for modernization of the kiosks next. Construct storied buildings around the stage so that we can accommodate more traders,” says Kimathi Gitonga.
However, a few are concerned about the drainage menace in the town, especially with the onset of the long rains.
“The issue of rain water from Meru main stage should be addressed. It is directed to people’s properties and roads on the lower side. Please check on that.” says Peter Mutuma.
Speaking during an earlier inspection tour, Meru Municipal Board Chairperson Bishop Edward Buria asserted that the Governor has delivered on most of his promises to the Meru people.
“The Governor called me and allocated Ksh 500 Million to the Board for the face-lifting of Meru Town. The false prophets who predicted doom are now ashamed of themselves as they can clearly see the results,” says Bishop Buria.
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