Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor Eng. John Barorot has challenged engineers across the country to find creative and innovative ways to ensure that the kind of all-weather roads built can survive longer and save money on maintenance.
While flagging off the World Engineering Day celebration for the North Rift chapter in Eldoret town, Eng. Barorot said the country has been incurring losses in the construction of roads that do not last long.
The Deputy Governor noted that engineers play a crucial role in providing solutions to societal challenges. He emphasised the need to uphold professionalism in the industry to curb incidents of buildings collapsing due to quality concerns.
Eng. Barorot expressed satisfaction with the milestones made that have led to a gradual increase in the number of female engineers in the country. He urged more women to venture into the profession.
Uasin Gishu Chief Executive Committee Member Youth Affairs, Sports ICT and Innovation Eng. Lucy Ng’endo and Chief of Staff Nicholas Chepkwony challenged the engineers to come up with innovations aimed at addressing issues of the climate challenge.
The Institution of Engineers of Kenya North Rift region Chairperson Eng. Patrick Otuoma pledged to support County engineers in providing solutions to challenges that may arise as Eldoret town gears up for elevation to city status.
The theme of this year’s event is *’Engineering, Innovation for a more sustainable world.