Video: Soy, Karuna/Meibeki Locals Hail County for Speedy Works on Projects

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A section of Uasin Gishu residents drawn from Soy Ward in Soy Sub County and Karuna/Meibeki ward has thanked the Governor Jackson K. Arap Mandago administration for the speedy construction of key infrastructural projects.

Some of the projects include the Vumilia Box Culvert connecting Vumilia to Simbi in Soy Ward and Cheplasgei-Kong’nyalil (Lewoi) Box Culvert in Karuna Meibeki ward Moiben Sub County.

The two projects are now 90 percent complete.

This is in an effort aimed at opening agricultural places and enabling residents access to Eldoret town and other markets with ease.

One of the roads in rural Uasin Gishu

A team of officers from the Departments of Roads, Transport, Energy and Public Works and Finance met the overjoyed residents during an inspection exercise of the two projects which are among the 12 bridges under construction across the County under the 2021/22 financial year aimed at easing road connectivity and promoting trade.

The residents of Vumilia Village led by Janet Simiyu, Julius Kakai, and Henry Shikuku said the bridge had solved the problem of difficulty of children accessing schools during heavy rains, enabled residents to transport their products to the markets during harvest season, and boosted trade in the area.

We are very pleased and satisfied with the progress of the project and would like to thank the county for constructing the bridge, initially it was risky for children to cross this river which normally floods during rainy seasons,” said Nasimiyu.

The works also include drainage, grading, and graveling of new roads in agricultural areas to increase connectivity.

Area village elders Henry Shikuku and Julius Kaika said the project had also helped youths in the area get jobs during the construction period which included the opening of a new road and the installation of culverts along the roads in the agriculturally rich area.

Young and upcoming contractors in Uasin Gishu who were considered for the implementation of the roads projects across the county urged Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to reduce taxation which remains a big challenge hindering their growth and ability to employ fellow youths.

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