The Uasin Gishu government has embarked on a massive ambitious road construction program across the County in a bid to uplift agriculture, boost trade and enhance job creation. Over 800 kilometres of new roads have already been graded in a program that was launched in November last year, being part of the 220 ongoing projects involving compacting marram roads, drainage works, installation of culverts, and construction of new bridges. Speaking during an inspection tour of ongoing works along Kalyet-Toloita road in Moiben Sub County, area Governor Jonathan Bii said the ongoing program under the 2022/23 financial year targets the opening of 1000 kilometres of new roads across the county. ‘During the campaigns, I promised the people of Uasin Gishu good roads to enhance transport under the sixth Nguzo Kumi agenda of my manifesto on roads and infrastructure. Good roads are imperative towards the growth of grain and dairy farming in our county apart from creating job opportunities for our youth,’ Bii told the residents of Kalyet. ‘As a county government, we are committed to fulfilling our promises. I am happy to see the tarmacked Soy-Kipsangui-Kabenes road that was done by the national government, my wish is to see my administration implement such massive projects, especially on roads leading to trading centres and key facilities like hospitals and markets,’ he added.
Source: Kenya News Agency