Uasin Gishu: Boost for Service Delivery as Stalled Heavy Machinery Repaired

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At least five Uasin Gishu heavy machinery that had stalled have been reinstated.

This is part of an ongoing program by the County government of Uasin Gishu through the Department of Roads, Transport and Public Works to ensure all machinery is up and running.

While leading an inspection of the ongoing repair and maintenance works of the stalled machinery at the County Yard on Monday, Roads Chief Officer Engineer Abraham Kiptalam said they are working on a serious affirmative action to reinstate most of the machinery so as to ensure they are are all working properly as they begin implementation of the 2023/24 Financial Year infrastructure programs.

Roads Chief Officer Eng Abraham Kiptalam speaking at the County during the ongoing restoration exercise of stalled machinery.
Roads Chief Officer Eng Abraham Kiptalam speaking at the County during the ongoing restoration exercise of stalled machinery.

We have partnered with Mantrac Kenya Company which is our main contractor on matters of maintenance and repair of our machines. We chose Mantrac because they are the best in the industry and have been authorized as dealers who manufacture and supply caterpillar machines in East and Central Africa,” noted Chief Officer Eng. Kiptalam.

El Niño preparedness

He added that the exercise is also part of the county’s preparedness for the anticipated El Nino rains.

In addition, the Chief Officer said they are making sure that the machines that will be in use during the period are in good condition.

As the mechanic and transport department, we are working to ensure the County Motor Graders, Excavators, Backhoes Dozers, and Shovels are working as we embark on a new work plan for roads projects for the 2023/24 Financial year,” he added.

Eng Kiptalam further indicated that the move will help to push the achievements of programs that have been put in place for this financial year by Governor Jonathan Bii.

Roads Chief Officer Eng.Abraham Kiptalam (far right)leads an inspection exercise of the ongoing restoration of stalled machinery at the county Yard.
Roads Chief Officer Eng.Abraham Kiptalam (far right)leads an inspection exercise of the ongoing restoration of stalled machinery at the county Yard.

The programs include grading and dozing of over 1,200 kilometres up from the 800 kilometres that were done last year.

We are working around the clock to make sure all the machines are restored and are up and running to achieve the objective of implementing infrastructure projects smoothly across all wards,” Eng. Kiptalam reiterated.

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