Banita Livestock market in Nakuru County has been reopened after remaining closed for five months to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. The market serves the residents of Soin and Solai wards.
The County Trade Minister Raymond Komen said the decision by the County Governnment through the department of Trade was informed by the realization that COVID-19 might stay longer and the need to grow the economy. ” We decided to re-open this market to allow us continue building this nation but there is great need to observe the Ministry of Health protocols to protect ourselves and those that we love,” he said while overseeing the reopening of the market. Komen discouraged crowding and urged members of the public to engage in business while observing all the set regulations.
Rongai Sub County Administrator Mr. Ben Yattich advised traders to work closely with public health officers in the region to jointly curb the spread of the pandemic.
Area MCA Irene Chebichi thanked the county government for its tireless efforts of protecting its residents through enacting of safety rules and donation of COVID-19 protective gears.
The county government has also built a modern market in Banita that is 90-percent complete and is set to be commissioned for use in the next one month.