The government has declared that all ongoing road constructions across the country will be completed on time in order to enhance connectivity and boost trade before new ones are started.
The move is aimed at minimizing wastage even as it is working toward improving infrastructure.
President William Ruto said this during the launch of the 45 Kilometre Ichamara-Rutune in Mukuruwe–ini, Nyeri County.
In addition, the Head of State warned citizens to stop sabotaging the economy by burning businesses down.
“We lose the youth yearly through drugs and other illegal practices, and we have planned that we will streamline the employment sector just the way we have done with education. We are no longer going to do importation because the youth from TVET’S will produce everything locally,” said Ruto.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on his part said that the upgrade of the road will unlock the region for trade and support farmers in accessing markets for their produce hence higher returns.
This complements the Kenya Kwanza plan in reforming the coffee, tea, dairy and other key sub-sectors where farmers will be the big beneficiaries.
Also, the president hopes to stop the importation of milk which will reduce competition and uplift dairy farmers.
Also speaking during the launch of the projects, Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Roads and Transport Kipchumba Murkomen cautioned against the burning down of infrastructure like roads and called on drivers to maintain road safety.
“I want us to make sure that those driving and boarding vehicles will ensure road safety, especially during this period when schools have closed. Let us ensure that our pupils get home safe,“ said Murkomen.