The Royal Danish Government will support the construction of a market shed at Soko Mpya in Magumu Ward, Kinangop Sub-County in Nyandarua County to the tune of KShs. 10 million in a pilot project to enhance food safety and wet markets management across the county.
This was announced after Governor Francis Kimemia met with officials from the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) at Methodist Guest House, Nairobi. DANIDA is a programme of the Royal Danish Embassy in Kenya.
Denmark and Kenya have been close development partners since independence in 1963.
The project area covers 70 acres, comprising commercial, wholesale market, offices and recreation facilities. Other components include an administration, information centre and government offices; warehousing and a refrigeration facility for farm produce. Provision has also been made for a fully operated open market with a roof cover for vegetable sorting and repackaging.