A section of residents of the sprawling Junda ward in Kisauni constituency of Mombasa have welcomed initiatives to open up access roads in the area.
The elated residents said they will no longer walk through narrow paths which are usually steep and dangerous during rainy seasons as they will have an unimpeded road access.
The residents said the partnership between their local Member of Parliament Ali Mbogo and the county government will improve the living conditions in the area especially in informal settlements.
They expressed delight to the MP and the county government for their efforts in seeing many feeder roads upgraded to paving blocks standards.
Mbogo who toured Kajiweni area of the sprawling Junda ward in his constituency for the ground breaking ceremony said many roads in the area will have paved blocks and that road network in Kisauni will see a lot of improvement as rehabilitation works is set to begin.
He said the upgrade will enable expectant mothers access hospitals in good time and that ambulances can reach the doorsteps of residents with ease during medical emergencies.
The first term legislator said Manooni-Vikwatani, Safari Mishomoroni and Junda Ngombeni are some of the feeder roads earmarked for upgrade and that he will be supervising and evaluating all roads in his area of representation.
The MP who is campaigning to succeed Governor Hassan Ali Joho in 2022 said he will be working closely with the county government of Mombasa to ensure that infrastructure in the vast constituency is upgraded.
He said Mombasa people should elect visionary leaders in 2022 general election who would improve upon their lives.
Mbogo said upgrading of roads was a major campaign promise he made in 2017 and that he has started to deliver on the same.
The MP who held a series of meetings with residents said if infrastructure in the area is improved then most businesses and security in various parts of the constituency will improve as well.
He challenged the contractor Grazhiem company ltd to not only expedite the construction works but to also ensure they do quality work for durability.
A village elder John Kalume expressed optimism that when the feeder roads are completed they will enhance trade and create employment for local youth.
The contractor for 500 meter long Kajiweni area road Japheth Kazungu said the road will be paved with cabro at a cost of Sh.13 million and is expected to be completed in less than two months.
He said the construction work will begin immediately and that materials and graders are already on site. He sought the cooperation of area residents to ensure early completion of the project.
By Hussein Abdullahi