The County Government of Uasin Gishu through the Department of Roads, Transport and public works has called on road contractors awarded tenders to ensure they undertake quality work and deliver on time or face severe consequences.
The county issued the warning as it continues to intensify monitoring and evaluation exercises for all road construction projects in all sub counties.
The Director of Roads Eng. Benjamin Kirongo who is the resident engineer asked the contractors to do quality work and to the required standards saying that all county engineers, surveyors, inspectors are on ground to ensure proper work is done.
“The progress is good and we hope before the rains come we shall have done substantially well with our contractors on ground,” affirmed Eng. Kirongo.
He also thanked the residents as final users for their partnership in ensuring work is done to their expectations.
He spoke during a final inspection of two projects, one in racecourse and another in Kapsaos .
The team later moved to hand over a site to a contractor in Kiplombe ward where area Member of County assembly who is also leader of Minority at the County assembly Ramadhan Ali joined them.
The minority leader criticized the national government for delays in releasing development money to counties which has derailed implementation of projects.
“The tedious procurement process has brought a lot of confusion, we are forced to do roll overs and supplementary budgets and this has led to delays in ongoing and planned development programs,” Ramadhan said
He said the legislative and executive had agreed to improve on development programs for the people and they have been trying their best despite the challenges of national treasury delaying to release funds meant for the projects.
Among those present was Rachel Wangoi an Engineer in charge of Urban and other officers from the department of Roads.