Up to 50 markets and shopping centres and schools are being installed with solar street lighting to beef security in the race for a 24-hour economy. The lights, to be erected at Munami, Shiakula, Mirere, Lung’anyiro, Wananchi, among other markets, will help extend working hours in efforts to boost cash flow among small traders in the region.
The beneficiaries include mama mbogas, shopkeepers, butchers, salon and barbershop operators as well as boda boda riders, who faced insecurity in the dark. The solar streetlights were donated by Hamptons Hospital, a healthcare provider under Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC) in Butere, Kakamega.
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