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Photo: Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong (third left), Trademark East Africa Country Director-Kenya Ahmed Farah (on the governor's left) and other TMEA and county officials outside the Governor's Office on Wednesday.

TMEA secures Sh200m from DFID for Dual Carriage in Busia Town

Trademark  East Africa (TMEA)  has secured Sh200 million from  Department for  International Development (DFID)  for the construction of a Dual Carriage  from  Busia Border to Korinda.

The  funds  were donated by  the British  Government  through former  British High Commissioner  to Kenya Dr Christian Turner when he paid a courtesy call to Busia Governor  Sospeter Ojaamong in  2015.

Speaking in Busia  today (Wednesday)  after  meeting the Governor in his office, TMEA  Country Director-Kenya  Ahmed Farah said the Initial designs will be  done in July before  the contractor comes to the site.

The Governor  raised concerns to Trademark  that  their  agreement  for the construction of the One Stop Border Post in Busia and Malaba had not been met to date, a feat that had brought him on a coalition with the residents of the two border towns.

” Turkana will receive  25 per cent for oil proceeds whereas  my Government has not  benefitted at all for donating land for construction of the two border posts.

Before  the start of the exercise  there was an agreement between my Government and  TMEA, Kenya Highway Authority and  other agencies to construct  markets, ablution blocks and trailer parks for residents of the two border towns,” he said.

The Governor told  TMEA to  fulfill the demands   to appease the residents  of  the two border towns who feel  they have not benefitted from the OSBPs.

Farah said a multi-agencies meeting  involving participants from Kenya and Uganda will be held in Busia tomorrow where  Busia County Government will  be given an opportunity of raising their concerns,

” We shall also  construct a road on the Kenyan and Ugandan sides of the border,” he said, adding that they are ready to actualize  some of the promise.

Farah  who was flanked by Engineer Daniel Muturi said  they will later make a site visit  to Malaba’s One Stop Border Post  to inspect the  bridge linking Kenya and Uganda  and what needs to be done.

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