The national government is set to commence the construction of the Naitiri-Misikhu road, with Kshs 700 million set aside for the project. Speaking during the commissioning of the road construction at Naitiri primary school, Transport CS James Macharia said the project will benefit the people of Bungoma County and Western region as a whole. He urged the contractor who had taken up the contract to speed up the whole project and ensure a quality work is accomplished.
He further urged the contractor to ensure youths from Tongaren constituency and Webuye East take part in the casual labour, which will be of financial benefit to them. Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa, who had accompanied the CS together with other leaders on Monday lauded President Uhuru Kenyatta for accepting to release the funds for the project, noting that after its completion, it will benefit Western residents and pave way for ease of communication. He said the government will monitor the project’s progress to ensure taxpayers’ money is well utilized.
Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka said he is happy that his dream project is coming to fulfillment, since he came up with the blueprint during his tenure as Bungoma Governor. He appealed to leaders from Western Kenya to work together and shun divisive politics that could undermine and hamper development. Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati said he will make sure that the road project is handled well. He reaffirmed his government’s commitment to work with the national government in order to propel development for Bungoma residents.