- Governor Laboso said she is building roads in the region in a bid to ease movement of people and fresh farm produce to markets.
- In the last financial year, the county built 404 kilometres of rural roads in its five sub counties.
- Dr Laboso said contractors have been invited to bid for the spot patching of the 1.9-kilometre access road to Tenwek Hospital.
The Bomet County government will spend Sh656 million on roads and infrastructural development this year.
Speaking Thursday during a tour of Morit bridge in Chesoen, Bomet Central Sub-County, Governor Joyce Laboso said her administration is channelling the funds to expansion and maintenance of roads in the region in a bid to ease movement of people and fresh farm produce to markets.
"We have allocated Sh656,327,262 million for the construction of roads and 10 bridges in all the 25 wards in the county in the 2018/2019 financial year. It is only through expansion and improvement of infrastructural facilities that the county can attract investors," said Dr Laboso
The allocation for the infrastructural development is inclusive of Sh156,252,849 million from the Roads Maintenance Levy Fund (RMLF).
Kenya Roads Board and Kenya Rural Roads Authority have also partnered with the county government to build various urban roads at a cost of Sh200 million.
In the last financial year, the county built 404 kilometres of rural roads in the five sub counties of Bomet East, Bomet Central, Konoin, Chepalungu and Sotik.
Four bridges whose construction has been in abeyance after contractors who won tenders in June 2018 failed to implement the projects in the last six months have been re-advertised.
“We have re-tendered the four bridges – Muriasi bridge in Boito/Kimulot wards, Nukiat box culvert in Kapletundo Ward, and Siomo-Targambei bridge in Embomos Ward after the contractors failed to implement the works before the December 17, 2018 dateline for handing over the project to the county,” said Dr Laboso.