Kitui County Government is undertaking massive road construction projects across the county in efforts to improve the road network in the county.
The numerous road network improvement projects are underway in all 40 wards and aim at expanding the county's road network along with enhancing the ones that are already in place.
Significantly, this will increase trade, mobility, and flexible access to emergency medical services across the vast county.
Kitui County Chief Officer for Roads and Public Works Benjamin Chamia, while speaking today at Mutomo when he led a team of officers from the Ministry of Roads, Public Works, and Roads on an inspection tour of the said road projects, reiterated that the county government is fully committed to improving the road connectivity network across the county.
'The objective of this inspection tour is meant to evaluate the quality and progress of the road construction work as well as address any difficulties or problems that might emerge during implementation,' said the county government road chief officer.
The team inspected several ongoing projects, including the drift construction project at River Thua along Kavuvuu-Mulula Road in Miambani Ward, the drift repair project at Kisiiyo River along Inyuu - Kyamusivi Road in Chuluni Ward, and Kinakoni - Imale - Kiangini - Kiukuni road improvement project, which also has a 150-meter drift at River Thua.
'In the list also is a drift along Kisayani - Imwange - Katundu Primary school - Kilui road in Mutomo/ Kibwea Ward, among many others,' noted Chamia.
The Chief Officer underscored the need to promote gender balance and inclusivity of special groups during the engagement of manpower in the implementation of government projects.
He also affirmed the county Governor Dr Julius Malombe's administration's commitment to deliver on his development agenda as stipulated in his manifesto.
Chamia lauded the unwavering continued support from the local communities in actualization of the Governor's 16-sector development blueprint, and reiterated that the county administration is committed to making sure that the road improvements are finished on schedule, within budget, and up to the stipulated standards in order to meet the big expectations of the locals.
Additionally, he asked the locals to collaborate and support the road said projects because doing so will increase their access to economic possibilities, mobility, and accessibility.
He said that in order to mobilize more resources and funding for road development projects in the county, the county government is working closely with the National government and other development partners.
Source: Kenya News Agency