World Bank forced to hire 50 slum dwellers
SEE ALSO :Why Magufuli prefers Chinese aidHowever, calm returned after World Bank officials explained the project was meant to improve socio-economic lives of people living in slums across the country. It took Kisip and bank officials the whole day to convince them that Manyatta is among slums in 15 major towns to be upgraded at a cost of Sh14 billion. Manyatta Kisip chairman Yusuf Mohammed said the matter had been cleared up and that the project would go on. "We initially thought private investors had come to grab our land. I think this was because the bank's lead consultant who toured this area is an Asian," said Mohammed. "Introduction of the project had been received negatively but we have reached a consensus to allow the household surveys go on," said a resident, Saddah Salim.
SEE ALSO :True value of the blue economy to KenyaSalim and Mohammed who were picked as local community's leaders urged residents to cooperate with the enumerators during the surveys and the entire project. Kisip coordinator Dorothy Achieng, who is overseeing the project, said the surveys will also help in future planning of Kisumu City.