Thursday, October 29, 2020
Greening And Environment

Can Sh700 million shillings boost Kenyan local economy?

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The Kenyan government has allocated a total of Sh700 million to complete phase two of the Misikhu-Brigadier road in Bungoma County.

This project is set to benefit local farmers transport their produce to the market for sale. In addition to this, the infrastructure project will help boost the local economy and create jobs for the citizens.

In 2016, the government funded the first phase of the same project under the administration of former governor Ken Lusaka. The project was later completed under the supervision of the current governor, Mr Wycliffe Wangamati.

President Uhuru Kenyatta instructed Roads, Transport and infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia to ensure that the road was completed on time: “I will be checking on the progress personally,” said the President.

The construction of the road and airstrips worth Sh1.3 billion will also include tarmacking and construction of three bridges and culverts at all access points.

Commenting on this project, Macharia said: “President Kenyatta is very keen on reviving factories. Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka said the road in Tongaren will boost agricultural production by linking farmers to markets.”

 

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