In a groundbreaking move set to transform the housing landscape of Nakuru County, the National Government’s ambitious low-cost housing project is all set to bring 50,000 affordable homes to the region. This announcement was made by none other than His Excellency President William Ruto, who applauded the proactive efforts of Nakuru’s own Governor Susan Kihika in providing vast tracts of land across the county for this monumental project. The initiative aims not only to turn tenants into proud homeowners but also promises to unleash a wave of economic opportunities for local communities.
Governor Kihika’s Vision: Empowering Nakuru’s Residents
Governor Susan Kihika, an ardent advocate for improved living standards in Nakuru County, hailed the development of 50,000 housing units as a monumental step forward. She emphasized that this initiative will not only grant low-income residents the dream of owning their own homes but will also create employment opportunities for various skilled tradespeople like carpenters, masons, electricians, plumbers, and painters. This vision resonates with Nakuru’s broader plan to empower its citizens by providing dignified housing, complete with essential amenities like clean water, sanitation facilities, and a conducive environment.
The Bondeni Affordable Housing Project: A Glimpse of the Future
The ambitious Bondeni Affordable Housing project, currently under construction in Nakuru Town East, is set to be a shining example of this transformative endeavor. Spanning 8.5 acres of land in the Kivumbini Ward, this housing project will encompass a total of 605 homes, catering to various household sizes and needs. The development comprises 45 one-bedroom houses, 180 two-bedroom units, and 380 three-bedroom units, offering a diverse range of choices to potential homeowners.
To ensure accessibility to a wider demographic, the prices of these homes have been thoughtfully set at Sh1.55 million for one-bedroom units, Sh3.25 million for two-bedroom units, and Sh4.3 million per unit for three-bedroom homes. This thoughtful pricing strategy aims to make the dream of homeownership a reality for as many people as possible in Nakuru County.
Building a Community, Not Just Houses
The focus of this housing initiative is not merely on constructing buildings but on fostering a strong sense of community. Governor Kihika emphasized that the county desires homeowners, not just property owners, and as such, the project aims to promote owner-occupancy, rather than absentee landlords. This nurturing approach will contribute significantly to the growth of Nakuru’s neighborhoods, fostering a sense of belonging and pride among its residents.
A Roadmap to the Future
The transformative potential of this affordable housing initiative doesn’t end with the Bondeni project. Governor Kihika outlined an ambitious roadmap for the future, indicating plans to construct another 2,000 housing units in Bondeni, Nakuru, between 2023 and 2027. Additionally, the county intends to embark on housing projects in Greenfield, Naivasha, and Elburgon, collectively amounting to 2,600 more homes.
Moreover, Nakuru County will prioritize the upgrade of 1,000 existing houses in Naivasha Municipality, ensuring that tenants have access to quality and standardized living conditions. This holistic approach demonstrates the county’s unwavering commitment to providing safe, affordable, and modern housing options for all its residents.
Collaboration and Vision for a Better Tomorrow
His Excellency President William Ruto commended Governor Kihika’s exemplary planning and collaboration, which have been instrumental in ensuring the availability of land for these ambitious housing projects. President Ruto further revealed that the next phase of the initiative in Kivumbini will witness the construction of 5,000 additional houses, showcasing the government’s dedication to meeting the housing needs of the county.
Furthermore, the project’s positive impact extends beyond housing alone. It is poised to generate numerous employment opportunities for local youths and entrepreneurs, thereby invigorating Nakuru’s economy. President Ruto also acknowledged the potential for growth in the construction and housing materials supply sectors, ensuring that the venture will uplift the livelihoods of many, including the skilled Jua Kali artisans.
Beyond Housing: A Holistic Vision for Development
President Ruto also underlined the government’s commitment to enhancing various other sectors in Nakuru County. Development projects, such as the completion of the Itare Dam, investment in agro-processing, improved electricity infrastructure, and upgraded health services, are among the key areas receiving substantial attention and funding. This comprehensive approach aims to create a vibrant and self-sustaining community that thrives on multiple fronts.
A Brighter Future for Nakuru
As the 50,000 low-cost housing units take shape in Nakuru County, a brighter and more prosperous future is on the horizon. The transformative power of affordable housing extends far beyond mere brick and mortar; it promises to uplift lives, strengthen communities, and lay the foundation for a more resilient and thriving Nakuru. With visionary leadership, collaboration, and a commitment to the welfare of its citizens, Nakuru County is poised to emerge as a model of sustainable development, setting new benchmarks in the journey towards a better tomorrow.
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