Government Spokesperson Col. (Rtd.) Cyrus Oguna has underscored various infrastructural development projects the government is implementing in different parts of the country.
Oguna has observed that the government projects which cut across various sectors are meant to boost the economy of the country, once completed.
He said the key roads, ports, markets and hospitals, being undertaken by the government are supposed to move Kenya from a 3rd World country to a middle level income nation.
Speaking Wednesday when he toured Murang’a County and inspected implementation of Kenyenyaini market and Mau Mau road, the government spokesperson noted that the economy cannot grow without putting in place key infrastructure that will drive growth of the country.
“Government has committed more resources to tarmac roads and markets among other key infrastructures. Once completed, they will support growth of our economy,” said Oguna who was accompanied by members of Murang’a county Development Implementation and Coordination Committee (CDICC).
The government, he highlighted, is currently constructing 64 modern markets, which he noted will not only support traders who will use the facilities, but also other people including farmers, drivers among others.
“The markets which are under construction are expected to be completed within short periods and once they are through, they will provide a conducive environment for traders as well as support other players in various economic activities,” he added.
Oguna asked Kenyans to avoid politicians who are rubbishing the projects the government is implementing.
“Those arguing that they cannot eat roads are not sincere, the roads support almost all other sectors of the economy. Good roads facilitate easier and cheap movement of goods and people. Drivers get a source of livelihood by using roads, goods get to market through roads, even for seeking medication, one has to use roads,” he stated.
The ongoing projects, Oguna asserted, will continue despite transition after the general election, saying the key infrastructural projects being implemented by the government are anchored on Vision 2030.
Oguna hailed the progress of Kanyenyaini market, which currently is at 93 per cent completion, adding once completed, the facility will host 150 traders, who are currently selling their merchandise along road sides.
The government is also implementing a six-storey modern market at Kangari town in Kigumo Sub County.
Oguna observed that the two markets will not only benefit local traders, but will also boost agriculture in the county.
He also hailed the Mau Mau road which connects four counties of Murang’a, Nyeri, Kiambu and Nyandarua.
“Mau Mau road is a key infrastructure in this region. The construction of the road is expected to be completed before March next year. We are satisfied with the progress of the road,” he added.
By Bernard Munyao