Government to construct a Shs. 15 billion – 330 km road network in Bomet

The National government will construct 330 km of all-weather roads in Bomet County at a cost of Shs.15 billion.

Speaking at St. Mary’s Girls secondary school in Bomet, Infrastructure Principal Secretary, John Mosonik said 330 km was part of the 10,000 km road network promised by the Jubilee administration.

He said once the road network plan for Bomet County was complete, the region would be transformed to spur development activities and attract investors.

Mosonik represented Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Mwangi Kiunjuri who was to preside over the Mid-Term Review of the 3rd Medium Term Plan 2018-2022 forum for Bomet County.

He said 40 kilometers of the said road network had been completed on one part of the road connecting Bomet and Nakuru counties which would pass through Mau region to Olenguruoni.

In the speech read by Musonik, Kiunjuri said the third Medium Term Plan would prioritize the development of infrastructure and create an enabling environment to develop the county’s resources.

He said the development plan would target local and foreign investments which would improve the livelihood of the local population.

The plan, he said, would 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 would be incorporated in 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 Bomet County Commissioner, Erastus Ekidor, County chief executives, David Cheruiyot (ICT), Dr. Joseph Langat (Water) and other stakeholders.

Source: Kenya News Agency