The Mountain Times :- We've Got you covered
Kangaita road to be rehabilitated
Sunday, 15 May 2022 00:00 am
The Mountain Times :- We've Got you covered

The Mountain Times :- We've Got you covered

Infrastructure PS Prof Mwangi Maringa (center) doing a jig at Kamuruana  hills tea buying centre ,Kirinyaga County before announcing the  re _tarmaking  of Kagumo /Kangaita road which had been neglected by the area  County Government yesterday. Marunga brought on the ground with him a contractor who hit the road running instantly.

The road leading  to Kangaita tea factory in Kirinyaga County is among  others the National government is constructing in the area .

The road  according to the Kirinyaga Central MP Munene Wambugu had been neglected for  a long time despite its economic significance to the locals who are tea farmers .

He said after devolution , the road fell under the area County Government which abandoned  it all through resulting to the sorry state it is now in .

“I have done a lot of work to have  this very important road   not only  to the local but national economy  be taken over from the county government  for management  and today (yesterday) I feel very proud  that the PS Infrastructure  has brought a contractor to start off the project i,”Wambugu said.

Infrastructure PS Professor Mwangi Maringa  who was present  said  since  Jubilee Administration came to power in 2013 , Kirinyaga County which had only  53 kilometers of tarmac since  Independence has now  653 kms.

Infrastructure PS Prof Mwangi Maringa introduces the Director General for KERA Eng  Philemon Kandie to residents of Kamuruana village ,Kirinyaga County after they brought a contractor on the ground to  recarpet the dilapidated Kagumo/Kangaita road in Kirinyaga Central Sub county yesterday.

“Out of the 653 kms ( worth sh 23 billion ) , 225  kms  worth Sh 9.2 billion are in Kirinyaga Central Constituency which is almost now fully covered by tarmac just as the other constituencies will start seeing soon, “Maringa said.

The two leaders were speaking at Kamuruana hills along where the road in question passes through to the area tea factory .

Added Maringa “ With the contractor  on the ground and having already started  his work ,  very soon the project will  be completed  and  God willing I will be right back here to officially open  it for public use ,”.

Maringa however said were it not for Wambugu being on the right side , this would not have been possible .

He said it was always good for leaders to support the government of the day through which such projects were funded.

Kirinyaga Central MP Munene Wambugu in a tet a tet with the Infrastructure PS Professor Mwangi Maringa when they brought a contractor to recarpet the dilapidated Kagumo/Kangaita road within the area yesterday

The PS added that those who have constantly oppose anything the government initiates regardless of how positively such an initiative impacted on the people.

He urged  locals to be wary of prophets of doom especially those going sweet talking voters while they have nothing  to offer expect empty  political rhetoric .