CECM Roads Eng Joseph Lagat (center) and Ngeria ward MCA Richard Kering(second from right ) interacting with the residents of the Ngeria ward during the exercise.
CECM Roads Eng Joseph Lagat (center) and Ngeria ward MCA Richard Kering(second from right ) interacting with the residents of the Ngeria ward during the exercise.

Commissioning Of Road Projects Continues As MCAs Pledge Support during Implementation Process

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Uasin Gishu County is in the process of handing over 102 road projects to contractors for repair works before the end of the 2022/23 Financial Year.

A team of top county officers from the Roads, Transport and Public Works department on Thursday visited several wards to commission construction work by the contractors awarded tenders for the repair.

The handing-over exercise continued for the fourth day with the contractors expected to carry out repair work which include drainage systems, construction of bridges and culverts along with patching of potholes among other works.

Roads CECM  Eng. Joseph Lagat has affirmed that the progress is good and they hope before the rains come they shall have done substantially well with the contractors.

CECM Eng. Joseph Lagat during an inspection of ongoing road projects in Kesses Sub County.
CECM Eng. Joseph Lagat during an inspection of ongoing road projects in Kesses Sub County.

We shall be through with this exercise as planned 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.

CECM Eng. Lagat said the projects include drainage works and gravelling, bridges and box culverts, footbridges, and pothole patching and they expect to complete the exercise by Friday this week.

The exercise is being undertaken in all 30 wards and involves both the county officers and MCAs.

Members of the County Assembly who have so far participated in the exercise include Kapseret Simat MCA Moses Kebenei and Kipkenyo Ward MCA David Leting, Sarah Malel of Kimumu ward and Gilbert Kemboi of Kiplombe ward.

The MCAs have pledged their total support to the county engineers and contractors during the implementation period.

Kipkenyo ward MCA Hon David Leting showing the team some of the road projects proposed for improvement in his ward.
Kipkenyo MCA David Leting showing the team some of the road projects proposed for improvement in his ward.

The projects are key in the fulfilment of Governor Jonathan Bii’s agenda 6 in his Nguzo Kumi manifesto to enhance e road network and help boost trade, besides, improving the g livelihoods of the residents.

The roads are very key to the farming community, traders and transporters, and bodaboda riders who operate in the rural parts of the county.

The projects earmarked for construction and improvement include; the construction of the Kosachei-Cheborus Bridge in Tapsagoi ward, Turbo Sub County, the construction of Koisagat -Kapsabul bridge in Segero Barsombe ward in Soy Sub County and the construction of a new Box Culvert at Ngara Falls area in Ngeria ward, Kapseret Sub County, and the maintenance of Kabomoi-Kapkures Box culvert in Karuna Meibeki ward in Moiben Sub County among others.

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