TURKANA CARRIES OUT A COUNTY-WIDE SURVEY PROGRAM TO INFORM REPAIRS AND UPGRADE FOR MAJOR ROAD NETWORKS

TURKANA CARRIES OUT A COUNTY-WIDE SURVEY PROGRAM TO INFORM REPAIRS AND UPGRADE FOR MAJOR ROAD NETWORKS

A day after commencing the County-wide roads condition inventory survey on Namoruputh-Puch road in Loima, to inform repairs and upgrade interventions, Naduat-Lochorelim and A1 junction-Moruangibuin-Lokipetotakwaan-Ngijawoi roads in Nakalale Ward, Turkana North have been surveyed.
The County Executive for Infrastructure, Transport and Public Works Patrick Losike led the survey team.
Chief Officer for Infrastructure and Transport, Mark Achilla, Eng Simon Nakucho (Roads), and Janet Bosibori (Survey) were present in the field while collecting data to generate a report.
During the survey, CECM Losike confirmed that the collected data will be consolidated under one report to be used as a reference point for interventions in FY’2023/2024.
He added the opening up of roads and the upgrading of rural access paths was a significant part of Governor Lomorukai’s Agenda to transform Turkana.
“The survey includes new roads for consideration, as well as existing roads that require repairs and maintenance in the current financial year.” CEC Losike stated.
According to Chief Achilla, “The county-wide road inventory conditions survey is an annual exercise aimed at improving road networks across Turkana and opening up the rural areas for access, trade, and growth.”
James Ekomwa, a local resident, expressed appreciation for the survey that involved roads in the Nakalale community and promised to protect the roads for their benefit.
The exercise is expected to move on to other Sub-counties in a move seen to develop a consolidated inventory from which repair and upgrade interventions will be referenced.

TOBONGU LORE

13TH-14TH AUGUST 2024