The government has kickstarted works on the 54km Mto Mwagodi-Msau-Mbale-Werugha-Mgange-Bura road after stalling for more than six months.
Business Daily reported that the contractor of the project moved back to the site after the government paid KSh 98 million downpayment.
The contractor, Stecol Corporation abandoned the site in February when the overall physical progress for the KSh 2.2 billion project was at 1.1 percent.
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At the moment, little work has been done at the site but County Commissioner Lawford Kibaara noted that the contractor was mobilising manpower and the required equipments for the road construction.
“He has already requested that we provide security so work will start anytime soon. The government has paid some funds to the contractor to start the work,” he said.
The road runs across Mwatate and Wundanyi sub-counties.
Once completed, the road is expected to ease the flow of farm produce that will be easily delivered to markets in Voi, Nairobi and Mombasa.
It will connect the two sub-counties to Voi, which is the business hub of the county.
The tarmacking of the historic 56km road was launched in 2017 by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
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