The construction of the 20km Rhamu Dimtu - Ardha Garbicha road in Mandera began following the commissioning of the project.
On Sunday, officials from Mandera County government led by the transport and public works minister Zulekha Hulbale and the public works chief officer Adwa Haji flagged off equipment to be used in the construction.
The project engineers present said the road will be upgraded to gravel standards and will end the perennial transport challenges witnessed along that stretch in the wet season.
“Most of the locals from the rural areas rely on this road to transport agricultural and livestock produce to the market but have been disadvantaged due to its state,” said roads chief officer Adwa Haji.
He added that the construction was in line with the vision of Governor Ali Roba who aims to promote low-cost and sustainable road infrastructure for rural access.
“Improving the sustainability and affordability of rural access will lead to improved access to economic opportunities, health and education,” he said.