Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KERRA) has listed 35 Constituency Roads in Busia County in its annual public roads programme (APRP) routine maintenance for the financial year 2018/2019.
In an advert feature appearing in the dailies , KERRA said the roads maintenance programme will be undertaken by National Roads Agencies in the FY 2018/2019 through Roads maintenance levy fund (RMLF).
Five roads will be rehabilitated in Teso South including Amukura-Segero, Tangakona-Akites, Buteba- Adungosi. In Teso North the roads include Malakisi-Kimaet, Ang’aro-Malinda, Ang’urai-Aloete Primary School and Kotur-Bitobo.
The roads in Nambale include Mungatsi-Buyofu, Kimaet-Mungatsi, Segero-Lugulu, Kisoko-Mungatsi and Musokoto-Buyofu. Butula roads are: Bumala- Ejinja, Lugulu-Butula, Bumala-DB-Siaya, Lugulu-Siribo and Siribo- Bukhuyi.
In Funyula, the roads include Hakati-Bumala, Mumbaka- Okados, Nangina-Sigalame, Sigalame-Sio port, Sio port-Mumbaka and Nangina-Ganjala.
The roads in Budalangi include Mabinju-unyu, Makunda- Ruambwa Mkt, Runyu-Makunda, Ruambwa-Magombe, Ruambwa-Hakati, Magombe-Boro and Okados-Mundere.
Those in Matayos include Busia-Mayenje, Mayenje -Mundika, Mundika-Busibwabo and Ganjala-Matayos.
KERRA has set aside Ksh12.4 billion for the rehabilitation of rural roads across the country with Ksh 149 million to be spent on Busia roads.
Kenya National Highway Authority has also set aside Ksh.20billion for annual maintenance and Sh2.1b for development. The Highway Authority has allocated Ksh.198.7m for improvement works on Webuye, Malaba, Eldoret road and Ksh.174.6m for Kisumu, Busia, Isebania road. Kenya has classified road maintenance of 161,451 km.
Roads under the count government have already undergone routine maintenance. “We need sign posts on all the roads done by the county government so as exonerate the county from blame whenever KERRA roads become impassable”, a Busia resident Dan Luchu said.