Homabay governor H.E. Cyprian Otieno Awiti presided over the ground breaking ceremony of the long waited project Oyugis -Rangwe Rodi road construction.
Residents of Oyugis, Rangwe , Rodi and surrounding areas, now have a reason to smile after the contractor moved equipments; to embark on the works to the road that was almost rendered impassable, consequently obstructing transport and trade activities that form much of the locals’ daily earnings.
Governor Cyprian Awiti speaking during the ceremony elaborated to the community how important the road will be to them and the whole county, He also urged the community to offer the contractors smooth and friendly working environment so that the construction may be moved with speed to a satisfactory completion.
Expressing his confidence with the quality of work to be done,
“We heard the cries of our people through their participatory recommendations and work has started in earnest. Our people should be rest assured that they will indeed get value for money.”
The Governor told the residents of Oyugis and Rangwe who attended the function after an inspection of the road.
He further said that although most of the roads in bad shape belonged to the either Kenya Urban Roads Authority or the Kenya National Highways Authority, he will always intervene to make them passable, emphasizing that anything that benefits the common wananchi is his priority.
He further added that the construction of the Mbita-Sindo-Magunga-Sori is ongoing by the National government and work will soon be completed.
“We have identified major economic roads in the county which we want done expeditiously, there has to be a change to our mode of operations.”
He said, adding that he has been lobbying the Kenya National Highways Authority to tarmac the Kendu-Oyugis road which is currently in bad shape and his lobbying is bound to soon bear fruits.
The Governor, keen on completing his first term projects and leaving a solid legacy, has given a new realm of hope to citizens who has earlier thought the setting up of devolution structures was taking too long to bear fruits but are now on a much more hopeful side.
Homabay: Oct 12, 2017