Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has formally launched the Lerekwe bridge that connects Elugulu and Bumutiru in Marachi Central.
It was a sigh of relief for residents who had been cut off from regular connectivity after the bridge linking them collapsed last year. The governor intervened and marshalled County resources to set up a new bridge.
“Although the road was under KERRA when it collapsed, my government moved in to respond to distress calls from the residents of Butula Sub County. It took my intervention to convince the cabinet to allocate funds for the project which finally bore fruits. I am happy the bridge is now up and running,” the Governor said.
Addressing area residents after launching the bridge for use by motorists and pedestrians, Governor Ojaamong said he was happy that Butula residents can now connect to other parts of the county.
Ojaamong said his government will conduct public participation in all Sub Counties on the projects which the residents want to be included in the 2017-2018 budget. He also pledged to send medical staff once the on-going recruitment exercise is over before the Inanga dispensary is officially opened.
The Governor said the recent killings in the area by the police are unfortunate and promised to intervene and have officers responsible transferred from the Sub County.
Deputy Governor Kizito Wangalwa told the contractor who won the bid to install mass lights in Bulwani Market not to delay.
The Deputy Governor also promised residents of Elugulu that the county government will avail a tractor for use by farmers.
Wangalwa said they are in ODM to stay and predicted their victory after August 8th elections. “After the big victory, I will tell the Governor to go for a deserved two months break as I start preparing for the 2022 bid to take over from him,” he said.
County Executive Committee Member for Public Works, Roads, Transport and Energy Bernard Yaite said the county government has built 122-foot bridges and culverts since 2013, adding that they have also installed 177 mass lights and 357 street lights across the county.
He said the county government has also built 1,400 new roads and rehabilitated over 700 roads, “This is quite commendable,” he said.