Machakos county governor Dr Alfred Mutua on Thursday May 3, announced that the county government would embark on a program of repairing and ensuring the maintenance of roads during this rainy periods.
Through his official Social media pages, the county boss noted that the ongoing menace of floods as a result of incessant rains calls for action to address the damage caused.
“I have this morning met the county engineering team to launch the road maintenance and rehabilitation program as as result of the damage caused by the ongoing heavy rains.” the governor posted.
Mutua further noted that 54 roads spread across all of the county’s 40 wards have been contracted out for improvement from Monday 7th May, 2018 at a cost of sh280 million.This will include fixing culverts, drifts, spot improvements and murraming to motorable standards.
Here is the governor’s full post:
“Additionally, my government has released to each of the 8 sub- counties; graders, tippers, excavators, bulldozers, shovels, rollers among other County equipment to work on a complimentary internal program targeting to improve a minimum of 40km per ward.
This program is expected to cost the County an additional sh 200m.
The roads have been identified through a participatory process that involved the local communities and their respective Members of the County Assembly.
Improving and expanding the road infrastructure is key in opening up the County for business and my government remains committed to this core function that will ultimately improve the quality of life for our people.“