Homa Bay county government has embarked on the construction of a bridge dubbed AoraChak which connects the residents of Gongo and Kagan in Rangwe Sub County, Homa Bay County.
The construction of the bridge which is going to cost Sh. 5 million is a big relieve to the area residents who have witnessed five people losing their lives during rainy seasons
Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony, the area ward representative, Philemon Onyango Onditi said that the funds have been factored in the 2018/2019 budget.
Onyango called on the community to work closely with contractor in ensuring that the project is completed within the stipulated time.
He appealed to those who will be engaged to work on the site to guard the equipment against theft.
Onyango also revealed that the county government plans to improve some roads in the area by graveling them before the onset of the rains.
The ward representative revealed that Ojinyo-Nyawita road, which is about 7.5 km will be graveled at the cost of Sh. 4 million during this fiscal year.
The contractor, Oliver Nyawanda, promised the residents that the work will be completed in 12 months’ time.
By Omondi Osano/Davis Langat