Member of Parliament seeks State intervention on crumbling Rodi-kopany road

A section of Rodi Kopany road [Photo:File/Standard]
Ndhiwa MP Martin Owino wants the Government to urgently rehabilitate the Rodi Kopany-Ndhiwa road.

He said the 12km road had been rendered impassable and was affecting the movement of farm produce to markets.

According to Mr Owino, the national government should extend the ongoing construction of the Oyugis-Rodi Kopany road to include the Rodi Kopany-Ndhiwa stretch.

“Extend the construction to boost the economy of this area. Ndhiwa seems neglected in Government road projects in Lake Victoria region,” he said.

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The MP also called on the State to review the classification of the road to upgrade it from a Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) property and place it under the Kenya National Highways Authority so it could be given priority in rehabilitation.

“This road connects Homa Bay Town, Ndhiwa and Nyatike constituencies. Why is it is under KeRRA?” he said.

The road is used by farmers in the agriculture-rich constituency, and its poor state has been a major concern for residents.

"Every time it rains, we get stuck on the road and our fresh produce goes bad,” said George Omolo, a farmer.

Ndhiwa MP Martin OwinoRodi Kopany-Ndhiwa roadGovernmentKenya Rural Roads AuthorityKeRRAKenya National Highways Authority