The State Department of Housing and Urban Development officials on Friday visited the ongoing affordable housing project at Kidiwa.

The project which is currently at 8% and is set to have 200 housing units is part of the President’s flagship project.

Speaking during the inspection, Senior Director Housing from The state Department of housing and Urban development Richard Tuta appreciated the support from the County Government.

“The project is picking up very well and is set to take 12 months to complete, we appreciate the support from the County Government of Uasin Gishu in ensuring the project ends in time,” said Richard.

CECM Lands, Housing and Physical Planning and Urban Development Dr. Janeth Kosgey also present during the inspection said that the department will second more engineers to give more expertise to the project and ensure quality and timely completion.

“This is in line with our Nguzo Kumi Manifesto on housing. Smart urban city development is the future of our towns and this is achieved through affordable housing for our residents,” said Dr. Janet.

Uasin Gishu County Director of Housing Beatrice Menjo echoed the president’s call for job creation on the affordable housing project.

“The project has employed over 200 youths from within our County and more will be employed when the Pioneer(1508 units) and AMS (205 units) projects kick-off,” said Menjo.

Others present were officers from the State Department of Housing, County Government Officials, and DCC SOY among others.