Government to Construct a Sh 15 billion – 330 km road network in Bomet

The national government will construct 330 kilometers of all weather roads in Bomet County at a cost of Sh. 15 billion in the 2017/18 Financial Year.

Speaking at the St Mary’s Girls secondary school in Bomet, Infrastructure principal secretary Eng. John Mosonik said the 330 km roads were part of the 10,000 km road network promised by the Jubilee administration country-wide.

Eng. Musonik said once the road network plan for Bomet county is completed, the region will be transformed into an economic hub besides spurring development activities and attracting investors.

The PS was representing the Devolution Cabinet secretary Mr Mwangi Kiinjuri who was to preside over the Mid Term Review of the 3rd Medium Term Plan 2018-2022 forum for Bomet County.

The PS further said 40 kilometers of the proposed road network had been completed in one part of the county connecting Bomet and Nakuru Counties which will pass through Mau region to Olenguruoni.

In his speech, Mr Kiunjuri said the third Medium Term Plan will prioritise the development of infrastructure and create an enabling environment to develop the county’s resources.

Kiunjuri said the development plan will target local and foreign investments which will improve the livelihood of the local population.

The plan, he said, will put in place measures to facilitate development of the blue economy, mainstream Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Africa’s Agenda and climate change.

The CS Pointed out that public participation was a constitutional requirement which every government programme must adhere to.

He said that views presented by the workshop participants will be incorporated into the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) adding that counties should give their priority projects to enable the national government to budget and fund them.

The meeting was also attended by the Bomet County Commissioner Mr Erastus Ekidor, County chief executives Mr. David Cheruiyot( ICT) Dr. Joseph Langat ( Water) and various stakeholders.

Source: Kenya News Agency