Uasin Gishu County Executive Committee Member for Roads, Transport and Public Works Engineer Joseph Lagat says many Sub Counties have surpassed their expectations in the maintenance of roads in the 3rd quarter of this financial year.
Speaking during a meeting of county staff with a team of officers from Kenya Roads Board, CECM Lagat said after completion of grading in all wards, more work including installation of culverts, drainage and gravelling will be done before the onset of rains.
He added that his team was committed to ensuring the county gets resilient infrastructure for farmers and residents to use as he thanked his team for the progress so far in the maintenance of roads.
During the meeting, Kenya Roads Board senior officials commented Uasin Gishu County Government for reducing narrow roads drastically by extending their reservoirs to above 9 metres.
According to Kenya Roads Board Manager Salome Wamuyele, Uasin Gishu has so far realised over 5,000km of the road network of the total 161,820km implemented by all counties that benefited from the money allocated for road maintenance under the Road Maintenance Levy Fund.
Our previous survey indicated that Uasin Gishu County government went further to implement roads which are not within the classified regime maintenance by the RMLF but are very critical to the economy and social fabric of any County,” noted Wamuyele
Wamuyele expressed the need for the council of governors to push for the reinstatement of the fund to remain as a conditional fund for the maintenance of roads in counties.
The Kenya Roads Board team is on a countrywide mission to validate Road Inventory and Condition Survey data collected by the county governments to help in the planning and development of road networks.
Present during the engagement was Acting Chief Officer Eng. Julius Ronoh, Deputy Director Eng.Linus Yego and Sub-County engineers, Surveyors and Inspectors.
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