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Busia County completes Sh59 million Funyula CBD roads

Funyula Township Central Business District (CBD) in Samia Sub- County has been interlinked through infrastructural upgrading of streets to first bitumen standards, courtesy of the County Government.

This has excited local leaders, including the Nangina Member of the County Assembly (MCA) John Obwogo, who lauded the County Government and the contractor, Hanal Investments Limited for a job well done.

Busia Infrastructure and Energy CEC, Mr Okwara Ekirapa, inspecting construction of the Funyula-Nerobia Road in Namboboto Nambuku Ward in Funyula, Busia County. Photo by Absalom Namwalo

 

Infrastructure and Energy Executive (CEC), Mr Okwara Ekirapa, who was on a site visit of Samia Sub- County to inspect ongoing Sh59million road projects under Bitumen and Fuel Levy programs, appreciated the work of the contractor.

“The move by the County Government of Busia to upgrade roads to bitumen standards is meant to facelift town centres across the County,” he said, adding Governor Sospeter Ojaamong’s Administration has so far tarmacked 16.2 Kilometres across the County.

He said similar works have been done in Amagoro, Adungosi and Bumala with the aim of upgrading roads to attract more investors.

In Funyula CBD the contractor tarmacked approximately 1km stretch which has opened access to Funyula Market, CDF offices as well as Moody Awori Primary school.

The County Government of Busia has so far graded and gravelled approximately 950Km across the County under the Fuel Levy Program.

The CEC inspected ongoing works on the 5km Bukiri-Mumbaka road (Agenga Nanguba), 5.2KM Funyula-Nerobia road (Namboboto- Nambuku) and 3.5Km Kanoti-Malanga Primary (Nangina), where grading and gravelling works had been done.

Mr Okwara lauded the contractors for executing the projects in good time and within the set guidelines in the Bills of Quantities which will open up the road network across the County.

On his part, Obwogo commended the contractor for a job well done in connecting the residents in the entire Sub- County, especially the new Kanoti-Malanga Road which was previously non-existent.

The CEC was accompanied by Chief Officers’ Priscah Omoit (Infrastructure Lower Region), Eng. Gilbert Oduory (Transport and Energy) and Eng. Cyprian Oliko who is the Director Roads and Transport.

By Absalom Namwalo

 

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