Governor Jonathan Bii-led administration has made major strides by completing over 500 kilometers of roads under the ongoing grading program which has seen over 10 kilometers of gravelling and grading work done in Soy ward alone within the third quarter of the financial
year ,even as the program continues across the other six wards in Uasin Gishu County
The ongoing ambitious infrastructure program was launched by the county boss late last year and has seen more roads improved to make movement of goods and services reach ready markets without any hitch.
While commissioning the ongoing grading and gravelling works at Merewet/St Vincent road in Soy ward, Governor Bii reiterated his government’s commitment to ensuring that the road network is improved to enable farmers and residents to transport farm produce to markets at an affordable cost.
“This program is being rolled out in all wards and the improved road infrastructure will enable our farmers to transport their farm products to ready markets and processing areas, in urban areas. We also want to aid in the value addition of crops and other agricultural
products by improving mobility across the county” said, Governor Bii
Speaking at a separate event when he hosted a team from Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA), Governor Bii said there is a new plan for the urban roads to be improved which will involve the opening of drainages and tarmacking of more roads.
Our engagement with the KURA team is key because we have roads that require urgent improvement, we want to have a smooth flow of traffic in Eldoret town,” said Governor Bii
The urban roads for maintenance under the partnership with KURA include Bandaptai and Farmers Streets which will be upgraded and drainages opened to control storm waters.
Other roads set to be paved under this program include Annex- Saroiyot and several others in Eldoret town.
KURA Director General Eng. Silas Kinoti said the proposed maintenance of the roads will be crucial in traffic decongestion through the adoption of an Intelligent Transport System.
Roads, Transport and Public Works CECM Eng. Joseph Lagat said through the partnership with Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KERRA), additional 65 roads are going to be gravelled across the country.
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