Uhuru’s fulfilled multi-million road projects

Friday, January 22nd, 2021 00:00 |
KeRRA acting Director General Eng Philemon Kandie.

The State is working on an estimated 4,100km of roads countrywide. 

It is part of the Sh300 billion 10,000 kilometres of Low Volume Seal Roads (LVSR) programme, being implemented through the Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA).

Already,  2, 900km of roads are complete.

In a statement to media, KeRRA indicated the roads, which are spread in 43 counties, are expected to be complete by 2022 to bring the total number of  roads done under the programme to 7,000 in the first phase.

“Presently, we have 2,900km of LVSR  already complete. We expect to have done 7,000km completed by 2022.

The second phase is expected to cover an additional 3,000km to complete the envisaged 10,000km,” the statement.

Yesterday, a lobby group dubbed Mt Kenya Youth Caucus, led by its chairman Linford Mutembei, said road network in rural areas is critical in implementation of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda.

“The road projects are a clear indication the President is delivering his campaign promises.

Road is closely related to economic development, because  it spurs economic growth by reducing cost of transporting agricultural produce, stimulating revival of industries and creating jobs,” Mutembei said.

Among the mega projects that have been completed by KeRRA include the 45km Mariakani-Bamba road in Ganze Constituency in Kilifi. 

The road whose construction was launched by President Uhuru in 2016 starts at the Mariakani-Kaloleni road junction and ends up at Bamba trading centre.

KeRRA acting Director General Eng Philemon Kandie said  the authority has also completed the construction of the Sh4.1 billion Malindi-Salagate road in Kilifi, and which links Malindi town and Tsavo East National Park.

The 53km Samburu-Kinango road, which had remained unattended to since independence has also been tarmacked. 

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