Contractor Told to Hasten project Before Rains

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The new lands CEC Habiba Nasib has urged the contractor tarmacking the Galbet road to fast track the project to avoid costly delays due to the expected heavy rains.


Speaking today after touring the ongoing construction works of the road, Habiba said government projects have ‘specific delivery timelines and any delay would not only be costly but a raw deal to area residents’.


The tarmacking of the 1.8 kms road that was commissioned in October is expected to be completed next month. It will cost the county government Sh 81 million. Engineers from the department of urban planning are the ones supervising the project.


“I want to urge the contractor and the engineers supervising the project to ensure the road is delivered in time,” Habiba said.


“This is one of the legacy projects of governor Korane. We must deliver on all the projects we promise the residents of Garissa town and the electorate at large,” she added.


Habiba said the road together with Orarey market were expected to inject significant economic benefits among other legacy projects of Governor Korane.


She also toured the Futol, Siraji, Galbet and Orahey markets on visibility to come up with modalities to ensure the projects are completed soonest possible.


The CEC who was accompanied by Garissa municipality CEO Abdinur Ole Hussein warned boda boda riders and motorist to stop using the pedestrian footpath or parking on them.


Habiba said the pedestrian footpaths especially along the busy Kismayu Road were constructed to protect pedestrians from accidents.


Two weeks ago, Garissa sub-county deputy commissioner Bernard Ole Kipury warned youth planning to disrupt tarmacking of a road in Galbet ward, Garissa Township they will face the law.


Ole Kipury said that the sub-county security committee that he chairs was aware of the plan by goons to disrupt the project and ‘would not allow the project to be interrupted’.


The 5.7 km road from Hyuga Girls’ Primary School to Soko ng’ombe junction that will cost the national government Sh 300 million will be completed within one year.



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