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Photo: Roads in Busia and that are set for naming once the policy and regulations are put in place.

BUSIA ASSEMBLY ADOPTS MOTION ON NAMING OF ROADS IN THE COUNTY

Busia County Assembly has adopted a private motion mandating the Department of  Public Works, Roads, Transport  and Energy  to develop a policy, legislation and regulations on naming of the roads in the county.

Chakol South Member of the County Assembly Maskini Okodoi who moved the motion noted that the roads and streets within Busia and Malaba towns as well as other urban and rural areas are neither labelled nor named.

“ The  labelling or naming  of the roads  in the county is crucial in helping to easily locate places, for direction  and good order  and also  for timely, efficient  and effective  delivery of fire-fighting  services, disaster  management  and emergency  services,” he said.

Assembly Speaker Bernard Wamalwa directed the relevant committee to report back within 60 days on the measures, if any, the roads department has put or is putting in place to implement the resolution on naming of roads.

Members who made their contributions said there was need to honour local heroes and heroines like Ojamaa Ojaamong, Moody Awori, Achiya Echakara, Oduya Oprong, Titus Adungosi, Philip Masinde,   Peter Okondo, Victor Wanyama, Dr. Mukasa Mango, Dickson Ochwadi, Fr.Okodoi, and Dr Julia Ojiambo.

Malaba South MCA David Kokonya said that the policy should include punitive measures to be meted on those who will attempt to remove the road marks.

Others who  backed the motion included Angela Nafula,  Kassaman Ekesa, Moses Ouma,  Jackline Mukele, Grace Omasete  and David Luyemba.

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