Kakamega County Assembly Committee on Social Services, Youth, Sports and Culture has conducted a site visit to assess the construction work of phase two of the Modern Bukhungu Stadium, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year 2020.
The move to expand and complete the Stadium would elevate the status of the sports facility to be one of the finest sports arena in the region and increase the capacity to 25,000 seats.
Since work began on the project last year, extensive site work has been done including the building concrete foundation, and the first series of erected steel columns, concrete placement, steel columns going up and beams outlining the structure of a modern stadium.
The Committee paid a courtesy call to the Sports County Executive Committee (CEC) member, Mr. Robert Makhanu before being taken around the construction site of the second phase.
This is an extremely exciting, historic milestones in the process of building a modern Stadium. We expect this project to meet the international standards,” Mr. Makhanu said adding that this is one of the Governor Oparanya’s flagship projects.
The Committee’s Chairperson, Hon. Jason Lutomia said his team will provide effective oversight role to ensure there is value for the money on the project and that the second phase is completed within the stipulated time.
We are calling on the county executive to move with speed in implementing and completing the construction of the modern Bukhungu stadium. As the people’s representatives and county legislators we will play our part in allocating and approving funds to this important project so that the citizenry of this county reap fruits of devolution,” Hon. Lutomia said.
Phase two of the project will include construction of modern shelter stands to accommodate large crowds.
The expansion of the facility will have Conference facilities, Indoor Gymnasiums, a Recreational Park, a banking facility, Health centre, Building of terraces, a modern swimming pool as well as installation of lifts.
Mr. Makhanu said some Ksh. 2.9 Billion would be spend on the facility.
The first phase cost Ksh. 250 million. The County Executive has set aside a half a billion in the 2020/21 financial year towards the construction of the second phase while some Ksh. 584 million was allocated to the project in the previous financial year.