Bungoma County government has launched a roads rehabilitation exercise that will cover two hundred kilometres in the first phase to ease transport.
Governor Wycliffe Wangamati speaking during the launch of the exercise at Kimkung in Tuuti/Marakaru ward said they have leased more than thirty machines from the national government saying the move is cost-effective as well.
“The whole exercise will cost up to Kshs 70 million as compared to the previous one that would have been triple the amount, therefore, we have managed to save the Bungoma County taxpayers money,” he said.
Governor Wangamati also said with the state of the machines acquired he is convinced that they will perform a great job and called upon residents living along the roads not to interfere with the works.
His sentiments were echoed by County Roads CEC Collins Mukhongo who assured the Bungoma County residents of his commitment to open up the roads at the grass root level saying every ward will be reached.
He further called upon the Bungoma County assembly under the budget committee to pass the upcoming supplementary budget saying they are looking forward to also rehabilitate other 800 kilometres of roads in the County and would, therefore, need more funds.
Members of the County Assembly who attended the event led by Roads Committee chairman Jack Kawa and others including Mukuyuni ward MCA Meshack Museveni urged the County government to ensure a satisfactory work is done and to at least have all wards benefit.