Governor Waititu banks on new technology to fix roads
SEE ALSO :Tatu tells Waititu to keep off landAn official at the roads department who declined to be named because he is not authorised to speak to the media said the cost of building roads using the new technology is relatively lower compared to the others. “At Sh60 million for 2.3 kilometers, the cost is lower than the national average,” said the official. He said 10 more roads from the 12 constituencies in the county will be upgraded using the new technology. Governor Waititu has said that his administration was keen to ensure all dilapidated roads are fixed. He said the county has put in place an elaborate programme to upgrade hundreds of kilometers of roads.
SEE ALSO :County offers farmers free AI servicesResidents of Kiambia and Gathanga villages welcomed the repair of Kiambia-Gathanga road saying it has been in a state of disrepair for more than 10 decades. They said the road has been a source of perennial campaign promises from politicians every election year. “Since 1970s, we have always been promised the road will be tarmacked by leaders seeking our votes during elections. This is a dream come true for residents who have suffered for years due to the poor state of the road,” said Paul Kahoro. Another resident, Jeremiah Michukli, said the area had been inaccessible especially during the rains. “During the rain season, it has always been a nightmare for locals to move since no vehicles would use the road. We are happy and grateful for what the county government has done,” he said.