Governor Jonathan Bii’s administration remains committed to improving the road networks in Uasin Gishu to enhance accessibility to agricultural areas, trading centers, and other social amenities to promote economic growth and development.
In his manifesto, Governor Bii listed infrastructure as one of his key pillars for the economic development of the County.
On Monday, the Roads, Transport and Public Works department embarked on a one-week exercise to hand over 102 road projects to contractors who were awarded the tenders under the 2022/23 financial year.
Roads County Executive Committee Member Eng. Joseph Lagat says the projects include drainage works and graveling, bridges and box culverts, footbridges, and pothole patching and they expect to complete the exercise by Friday this week.
“We shall be through with this exercise by Friday if members of the county assembly will be available. We want the contractors to do quality work and expedite the implementation process before heavy rains come,” CECM Eng Lagat said.
The exercise is being coordinated by resident Engineer Benjamin Kirongo who is also leading the team in Turbo and Soy Sub Counties, the team in Kapseret and Ainabkoi Sub Counties is led by Eng. Linus Yego while Eng. Samuel Muthee leads the team in Moiben and Kesses.
Resident Eng. Benjamin Kirongo said so far over 35 projects have been handed over affirming that the progress is good and they hope before the rains come they shall have done substantially well with the contractors.
The teams thanked MCAs for their partnership in ensuring the exercise runs smoothly.