Bungoma county government has launched the construction of roads in Mihuu ward in Webuye east sub county. The road will cost 8.4 million and will open up different areas for the ward people most of which are businessmen and woman who have always found it hard to access Webuye town which is their main source of market. According to the contractor, he has 6km to work on and has promised to do them better with culverts and water spillways but also asked for cooperation amongst the residents within which he is going to work and promised too to use labor from the community.
The area chief Mr. Samwel Katoyi asked the residents who have built along the road reserves or planted trees along the land meant for the expansion of the road to demolish or cut down their trees to pave way for the road to pass. Mr. Katoyi said roads are key in every area and therefore requested the residents to work with the contractor and make sure that the project is successful. He warned those who will not cooperate that their trees and buildings will be demolished if they don’t remove themselves urging people to embrace development that comes in the area. “we have asked you politely now but if you will not do as we want then we will be forced to demolish them ourselves regardless what is inside the houses so if you know you have trees or buildings which is on the road reserve kindly remove before work begins,” said Mr. Katoyi.
His sentiments were echoed by the area MCA of Mihuu ward hon. Violet Makhanu who asked the contractor not destroy peoples properties but give them time to remove them and also urged the contractor to work closely with the youths so that any job that does not need a technical knowledge should be given to them. Mrs. Makhanu said the success of every project is a collective responsibility of members of county assembly, executive and the governor and therefore credit should go to all of them and promised to work with the government in order to bring more development to the ward.
Bungoma county gender, youths and sports CEC Everline Kakai who was also present during the launch asked the residents and Webuye east as a whole to work with the county government and support the initiative of governor Wycliffe Wangamati in order to realize more development adding that she is ready to also push development in the sub county as she is the daughter of Webuye East. Residents welcomed the project with the Sipala Boys principal Mr. Kisaka saying it’s going to open up the school as roads were bad and made the school locked out of the community as accessing it was a hard thing.