Road improvement project kicks off in Kirinyaga

Murraming of over 217 kilometers of road promised by Governor Anne Waiguru during her campaign period has taken off.

The road improvement project will see many of the roads in the County upgraded to all weather roads.

Speaking during the launch of the exercise at Murinduko in Mwea East sub county Monday, deputy governor Peter Ndambiri said the works would be carried out by the youths as no tender had been awarded for the same.

If you remember, Waiguru said the road improvement project was to engage the youths who will make some money for themselves and also save for a low housing project the County intends to put up for them, said the deputy governor.

Ndambiri said all roads would be made motorable after the 217 kilometers are covered. The roads to be upgraded include Kimbimbi-Karoti � Kajiji roads, Pi � Mumbi roads and tractors were already on site.

He said in Gichugu, the Kibugu � Githure road work was on and would continue, as the County government awaited the promise given by the President Uhuru Kenyatta of tarmacking 300 kilometers in the County.

Kimbimbi � Kajiji road and Pi -Mumbi � South Ngariama would be some of the recipients of the 300kms tarmac promised by the National government as a result of the good working relationship between the County and the National government.

He said in addition to the road improvement works, the residents of Irangi in south Ngariama would also benefit from a maternity ward the County government intended to put up at Irangi health center.

Members of the public who had turned up for the occasion said the government should ignore those playing politics with the road works.

They said the PI -Mumbu � South Ngariama road which was very busy would enable the farmers to access market easily unlike before where at times, their farm produce went to waste when the vehicles got stuck along the route.

Source: Kenya News Agency