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County opens-up 40km roads

Uasin Gishu County government has opened more than 40 kilometres of new roads and graded another 200 kilometres as it strives to scale up the road network to ease transportation of farm produce to markets.

The county has made great strides with plans to open up new access roads and grade existing ones in a programme launched by Governor Jonathan Bii in November.

Governor Bii has reiterated that roads are an enabler of development and a driver of the economy by providing linkages between farmers and markets.

The Governor said machinery has been allocated to every sub-county and added the equipment will grade and doze various roads before the onset of rains in the County.

“My government is working with the national government and road agencies to improve various roads to bitumen standard as well as make all other roads motorable all year round,” Bii said while launching the programme.

During an inspection tour of ongoing works at Chepng’oror village in Ainabkoi /Olare ward, Roads County Executive Committee Member Eng Joseph Lagat said the department is committed to ensuring that the ambitious plan which involves grading, dozing and drainage works is done within set timelines.

Eng Lagat lauded his team from the department for working tirelessly to achieve their goals as he asked residents to support the governor’s administration for the success of his transformation agenda under the Nguzo Kimi manifesto.

By Kiptanui Cherono

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