BUKHUNGU STADIUM – PROMINENT FACE OF DEVOLUTION IN KAKAMEGA AND BEYOND
Kakamega County’s Bukhungu Stadium, the multi-billion veritable image of a successful devolution system, is not just a beauty to behold. It’s an investment for transformation of young people’s lives.
What you see today including the VVIP section and the terraces on both the left and right wings, is only phase 1 of the project. Phase 2 is underway to bring on the scene another VIP seating area with complete built up concrete terraces, roof cover and seats all round the field.
Kakamega governor and CoG chair, H.E. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya sees the project as a socio-economic booster for residents as well as a source of revenue to the County Government.
According to the Chief Officer Public Works, Eng. Patrick Likavo, phase 2 is estimated to cost Shs2.9 billion shillings and is expected to be completed in March 2022.
Some of the key activities currently going on include excavations for the foundation, completion of site office and stores for the contractor, external hoarding, dismantling temporary sheets, pouring concrete into the foundation, putting in place steel structures and conducting geotechnical surveys.
The CECM Social Services, Youths Sports and Culture, Hon. Robert Makhanu as well as the ministry’s chief officer, Dr. Phitalis Masakhwe are on record saying the facility stands out as a symbol of H.E. Governor Wycliffe Oparanya’s firm commitment to nurturing talents and creating job opportunities among the youths.
“Devolution must be supported as this is the best way to develop our country,” the County boss says.