The initial allocation for the construction of the Sh20 billion Tamu-Muhoroni road in Kisumu County has been done, according to area MP James K’Oyoo.
K’Oyoo disclosed that the government has set aside Sh2.6 billion initial tranche to kick-off works of the key link road by May 2019.
The MP however noted that the entire project was expected to take six years to end between May and August 2024 due to cost implications.
“I want to urge the residents to exercise patience for the period the project will be undertaken because this is a costly venture that will be spread over a period of six years,” said K’Oyoo.
The legislator spoke in Chemelil on Monday at a bursaries event and observed that upon completion, the road will bring to an end perennial transport crisis for farmers in the region, especially in the sugarcane sector and help boost food security for improved livelihoods.
The project, he added, is currently at the drawing stage from where it would be tendered to pave way for the commencement of the official work.
He distributed over Sh10 million to bright and vulnerable students from his constituency during the event and reiterated his commitment to ensure children from humble background got an opportunity to further their education.
He however impressed on the beneficiaries to work hard, saying that would assist him leave a legacy of an educated community in his constituency.
By Milton Onyango