CEC Member Dr Joyce Osogo, flags off Phase 1 of the machine based road maintenance program in Seme at in West Seme ward- Akado Nyamuara access road in the company of Chief Officer Eng Okia, Senior roads officers, Sub-county Administrator and ward administrators
Efforts to boost county road-infrastructure delivery systems kicked off in Seme sub-county, as west seme ward hosts the launch of the machine-based road improvement program.
This is in line with Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o’s manifesto to maintain county road infrastructure through the machine-based road improvement policy and the Establishment of the County Roads Maintenance Board to involve the Youth in road maintenance and public works as a way of creating employment.
The department of roads has embarked on phase one of the machine-based roads maintenance program set to kick off at Akado Nyamaruaka access road, Chwa arongo beach access road and Kagwal beach access road in West seme.
The new approach is therefore needed to improve the County road network set to be implemented across the 7 sub-counties in phases and in the order of priority. Other roads set for phase one include Lung’a Kondik access road and Kadenge Jopuonje Ogomo access road in North Seme, Riat Awach Access road and Namba Kosea access road in Central seme, Holo Magwar access roads and Guu Kabege Kondik in East Seme.
The program was launched by the able CEC member for roads and transport Dr. Joyce Osogo, who emphasized the county’s policy on the machine-based program and put in place the roads maintenance team through the newly established village administrative office.
Dr. Osogo stated that the program is fully implemented by the department and as desired by the Governor. She reminded residents to embrace development and to cooperate with the engineers on the ground. The CEC member also called on residents to be vigilant and to report cases of vandalism to her office. “While improving our roads, we do as much as we can to minimise disruption and the effect of the road network on the environment.”
According to the CEC Member, the program requires that the marram be provided by the community, urging the residents to sell to the county engineers who will also arrange on how to collect the marram. “County government is committed to investing much-needed funding into improving local roads and long-term investment in local road maintenance to allow the county to deliver the widespread and sustainable improvement of our roads need to the benefit of all road users.”
The chief officer Engineer Daniel Okia was hopeful for the program stating that ‘We will continue to implement ongoing road works as well as maintenance across the county.’
Improvement of the roads is envisioned to attract accessibility and substantial positive effects on area level employment, an increase in the number of business establishments and production of an existing business which results in increased revenue forward development.
The minister was also accompanied by the County officials including County roads engineers, Seme sub-county and ward administration officials.