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Ojaamong Signs County Labour-Based Road Maintenance Policy into Law

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has signed the County Labour-Based Road Maintenance Contract Policy 2019 into law.

This comes a few weeks after the County government embraced Japanese Do Nou Technology in repairing roads.

The move will enable unemployed youth, women and the vulnerable groups in the County to earn a living through Labour based contracts.

Ojaamong promised to pump in more funds in the budget to ensure that the groups are absorbed in the contracts especially the Do Nou Technology.

The policy will provide a framework that will enable the County government to carry out road construction, rehabilitation and maintenance works expeditiously without the constraints of lengthy and protracted procedures.

It is also geared towards setting out criteria for engagement of local labour and procedures for supervising the performance of such labour contracts.

The Do Nou Technology entails the use of gunny bags filled with either sand, farm soil, gravel to cover waterlogged areas.

At least 50 youth from the County have undergone 20 days intensive training on the new technology and will be readily available to carry out the activities.

By Salome Alwanda

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