Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru has commissioned the upgrading of Kianyaga town roads and improvement of drainage system.
The works involve upgrading of 4.6 kilometers of roads to bitumen standards.
Speaking at Kianyaga town, Waiguru said that the roads to be covered include Catholic dispensary link road-1.4km, Kianyaga Government Houses link road-1.2km, Kiburia Girls School junction to ICT Centre road-0.4km, Children Home link road-0.4km and Kamiigua –Rukenya road-1.2km.
She said that the roads that are being upgraded through the Storm water Drainage and Urban Improvement Project are aimed at improving water drainage systems and offer sustainable storm water management in various towns in the county.
Waiguru noted that the project which is a collaboration between the county government and national government will change the face of the fast growing town and provide an inclusive, efficient and conducive business environment that will spur economic growth for the people.
Kianyaga’s upgrade is one of the major transformative infrastructural development programmes being undertaken in the county’s urban towns.
Other towns that have been upgraded include Kerugoya, Kutus, Kagio where about 25,000 square meters of cabro pavements have already been laid creating more than 800 car park slots and easy accessibility of business premises.
A similar upgrade programme is currently going on in Wang’uru town where over 30kms of roads are being tarmacked while Kutus town is also earmarked for tarmacking.
“The projects are part of an elaborate plan by the County Government to continually improve the town’s infrastructure as an enabler to socio-economic development and improved livelihoods for all the residents,” said the governor.
Apart from tarmacking and installation of streetlights, the County Government has also been constructing modern markets in various towns in the county with the aim of providing a conducive environment for traders.
In the last three years, Waiguru’s administration has constructed 11 markets, which include Makutano, Wang’uru, Kagio Cereals, Kagio Clothes Market, Kutus, Kerugoya, Kianyaga, Kagumo, Kiamutugu, Sagana and Kibingoti. Currently, an additional four markets are under construction in Makutano, Githure, Gathoge, and Karumandi.
By Irungu Mwangi