The County Government of Kakamega is not yet done with the iconic Bukhungu Stadium. As the county eagerly awaits completion of the Stadium, the facility’s planning committee is working round the clock to meet targets and timelines to ensure its completion by the year 2021. Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya was today briefed by the committee on progress so far made before Phase 2 kicks off.
Led by CECM for Roads, Public Works and Energy Dr. Collins Matemba, the governor was taken through a presentation that highlighted key considerations that will shape the multi-million shilling project as it claims its international standing. Key considerations include; both environmental and economic Sustainability, Capacity, Technology and Timelines.
Construction works to usher in the second phase commence in January 2019. With a capacity of 25,000 (seated) people, conference facilities, indoor (gymnasiums), a recreational park, a swimming pool, media centre, practice pitches, banks and business shops among others, the stadium is expected to meet international standards not only for sports and recreational activities but also meetings and conferences. Of utmost interest in the project’s new trajectory perhaps is the technology sphere it will operate in and the quality finishing materials that will be used, besides a mix of steel and glass structures. A combination of teflon, fibreglass and fluoro ethylene will add colour and beauty to the elegant new structure.
The meeting was also attended by Deputy Governor Prof. Philip Museve Kutima, CECMs’ Robert Makhanu and Geoffrey Omulayi of Social Services, Youths, Sports & Culture and Finance respectively, Chief Officers, Advisors in the Office of the Governor and the experts among others.