The users of Soy-Turbo Road in Likuyani Sub County have a reason to smile after resuming of the tarmacking work which had stalled for about six months.
Residents have expressed their joy saying that the tarmacked road will open the region for development and movement of goods to several other consumption points therefore creating jobs directly for the locals.
They said small businesses will spring up which accommodate a large population of mainly unemployed youths.
Speaking at the site of the construction when he inspected the work, area Member of Parliament Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy revealed that necessary measures have been laid to ensure construction work is completed within projected time.
He regretted that since being launched by Deputy President William Ruto about one and a half years ago the construction work has been faced with a lot of opposition from various political leaders who feel that he will get political mileage if the work is completed.
The lawmaker used the opportunity to urge political leaders to stop meddling in development projects but instead join together in supporting programs aimed at benefiting the community.
He said he was in communication with the road contractor so that challenges that may be faced during construction are handled immediately.
The MP asked the contractor to consider locals in terms of giving them casual jobs or supply goods and materials which can be sourced locally as construction goes on.
Once the construction work is over, Kibunguchy promised to lead residents in planting trees along the road in the effort to conserve the environment and also put street lights in strategic places that will enable the locals to do the business 24/7.
The area legislator has also promised to construct modern boda boda shades that apart from having a place to rest as they wait for customers, it will also give them opportunity to do other businesses.
“They will be able to put up a spare parts shop or a hotel on it or any other business they wish that will enable them get an extra coin apart from just relying on riding motorbikes,” said Kibunguchy