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Saturday, 16 Jul 2016 18:38 EATnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.com
The Narok county government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Kenya Power and Lighting Company for the erection of street lamps in Narok, Lolgorian and Kilgoris towns.
The project that will cost a massive Sh140 million will see all streets in the towns lighted by the installation of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps and the automation of the street lighting circuit. It will be implemented in phases, according to Governor Samuel Tunai.
"This programme fulfills a pledge I made in my manifesto to steer Narok County toward a 24 hour economy. Not only will this programme change the economic climate of the county, investors will now be comfortable knowing that their business can realize maximum returns from long operating hours," the governor said in a statement.
Governor Tunai said in the statement that it will cost Sh69 million, Sh48 million and Sh21 million respectively to light Narok, Kilgoris and Lolgorian.
Narok county records close to 700,000 tourists visiting the Maasai Mara annually, hence the need to light the towns so as to spur other economic activities, including currency trade through banks and forex bureaux.
"We seek to extend the programme to Ololunga and Nairage Enkare areas where farmers will be able to sell their produce irrespective of the time," he said.