- Bukhungu Stadium Manager Edward Odera, who is also in charge of the program, said that upgrading the facilities would benefit learning institutions and neighboring communities.
The Kakamega county government has begun rehabilitating and upgrading sports venues throughout the county.
Chief Officer (CO) for Public Works Eng. Patrick Likavo says they have handed over three sports fields in Shinyalu and Mummy’s eastern sub-counties to contractors to start work.
Meadow. Likavo said that a technical team is composed to work closely with the contractors to ensure that the work is carried out in accordance with the necessary standards and completed within the set timelines.
“The rehabilitation of the sports facilities is aimed at nurturing and developing talent among the residents,” he said.
He instructed sub-county administrators to set up project management committees to oversee the implementation of the projects.
County Sports Director (CDS) James Muchiri said they plan to upgrade all of the county’s playgrounds.
Muchiri said Phase One will see five plots completed, including Solyo and Mukumu Girls High School areas in Shinyalu Sub-County, Bumwende in Mumias East, Matete in Lugari and Emanani in Matungu.
Bukhungu Stadium Manager Edward Odera, who is also in charge of the program, said that upgrading the facilities would benefit learning institutions and neighboring communities.
Odera said that the work will be completed in six months and will involve landscaping and leveling, construction of pavilion racks, target posts, track beacons and marking of the fields.