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Sh30 billion to be channeled to Kirinyaga for roads

Infrastructure PS Paul Maringa said that a total of Sh 30 billion will be channeled to Kirinyaga County to finance the road network within the county.

He said the commitment of the government is to complete a total of 628km of the roads of different standards within the county.

Addressing the Media at Kianyaga, in Gichugu constituency after attending a peace meeting, Prof. Maringa said the county development is a matter of concern as the county is an agricultural hub, home of domestic product and human settlement.

“In terms of development especially road networks, the government has invested a lot. In Kirinyaga County we have 628km of the different road network at a cost of 30 billion,” he said.

“As you know Kirinyaga is home of agriculture, human settlement and a lot of domestic works movement of goods and services is a major concern,” he added.

Apart from irrigation activities, he added that the water projects will be completed. “There are other water projects for irrigation activities and supply of water for domestic use which we hope it will operational soon,” Maringa said.

He said the development agenda is not a political competition and will be distributed to all constituencies. “There is no political completion here, all constituencies will benefit from the projects in this county,” he said.

Maringa added the rehabilitation of Sagana-Kagio-Kutus-Samson corner road, as well as upgrading of Karatina-Kerugoya roads, will soon be completed and focus will shift to roads in the Mwea region.

The said PS as the county prepares for Mashujaa day there are major upgrading of some roads to ensure easy access by the dignitaries. He said walkways are being added along the routes especially in the Kirinyaga County commissioner office.

“Ahead of Mashujaa you will see the upgrading of various roads and construction of walkways to ease movement of the dignitaries especially around the county commissioner’s office,” he added.

The PS said that he will be meeting with all leaders, business people, clergy, and county executive to see the priorities of the county they will request the president when he visits the county.

“We will have a meeting with all stakeholders, elected leaders, churches, county government so that we come up with priorities we will ask the president to consider when he visits Kirinyaga,” he concluded.

By Mutai Kipngetich

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