Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong will witness the tarmacking of more roads in Busia Town on Friday as face one of upgrading roads in Busia and Malaba to bitumen standards gains momentum.
County Executive Committee member for Public Works, Roads, transport and Energy Bernard Yaite said the set for tarmacking is Port Victoria Plaza-Junction- Catholic Church- Busia Referral Hospital- Tesia Supermarket- Highway, St Joseph Girls Signpost- Full Gospel Church- St Mathias Boys Secondary- Market and St Mathias Junction-Highway taxi park-John Studio-Highway.
He said Highway-Governor’s Office-Huduma Center- Soko Posta- Port Victoria Plaza- Farm View Hotel road has been tarmacked.
Yaite said two of five roads earmarked for tarmacking in Malaba totaling 3.4km have already been upgraded to bitumen standards. A total of 11 roads will be tarmacked in Busia Town totaling 5.3km, adding that the second phase will cover 4km with procurement due to start soon.
The CEC member denied that the tarmacking of the roads has started late. ” There is no lateness in development . Things are done according to work plan and on Government priorities.
The Governor who has put firm foundation in terms of development started with opening up of 1700km of rural roads which has helped farmers access markets and facilitated communication,” he said.
Yaite said after upgrading Malaba and Busia roads to bitumen standards, the County Government will embark on tarmacking other town centers including Nambale, Bumala, Funyula, Port Victoria and many others.
Photo: County Executive Committee member for Public Works, Roads, transport and Energy Bernard Yaite.