Governor Ngilu secures Ksh.2.3 billion for 900km road upgrade in Kitui
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has secured Ksh.2.3 billion to upgrade 900km road in the County.
The funding will come from the National Government infrastructure development kitty, said Transport Principal Secretary Professor Paul Maringa.
The main contractor, China Civil Engineering Corporation Limited, has promised to ensure completion on time.
PS Mariga said the 100 kilometre road would be done in three slots; Wikililye-Katulani, Katulani-Kavisuni-Kanyangi road and Kanyangi-Thwake dam-Wote town for the next two years.
“The roads will open Kitui to other part of the country. Your products will be transported and consumed in other parts of our country,” said Maringa.
Maringa spoke Sunday when he joined Governor Ngilu, County Commissioner Mbogai Rioba, KeNHA Director General Kungu Ndungu among other top government officials in launching the construction of Wilikilye-Katulani-Kanyangi-Wote Road to bitumen standards at Katulani, Mulango ward.
“I want to thank government for accepting my request. We have been using a lot of money each and every year grading this road. It’s a relief and on behalf of the people of Kitui, I want to thank the government,” said Governor Ngilu.
Kitui residence will be given precedence in terms of manpower till the upgrade is completed.
Rioba said the road would improve, ease businesses between Kitui and Makueni counties, stir up development in the area and enhance social welfare of the residents.
Over Ksh.60 billion have been used for the construction of 1914 kilometers of roads in the lower Eastern region in the last five years.