Mokowe Town to be Tarmac by Kura

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) will tarmac 15-kilometre road to the Lamu County headquarters Mokowe, Lamu West constituency.

Lamu will be the first county among 47 to have such big project, of which it headquarter, will be tarmac by Kura, a project that will coast sh. 1.2 billion within an urban area. This kind of project by Kura is different from the one of Garsen-Lamu road. Kura Acting Director General Silas Kinoti has said building of the road will begin in the next

three months period.

Addressing journalists shortly after paying a courtesy call to the Governor Issa Timamy at his office in Lamu on Monday, Mr Kinoti said procurement procedures for the road project are in the final stages and it will take almost three years to be completed. Governor of Lamu Issa Timamy with delegation from KURA led by director Ms Lucy Mathenge.

Kura is just concerned with the development and manages roads in all urban areas. Mr Kinoti said, “Once we have a road of such magnitude in an urban area, he believes it will make a lot of difference in the away of uplifting the face of Mokowe town which is the county headquarters of Lamu County”.

Ms Lucy Mathenge, a director at Kura who was also the team leader during the tour of Lamu County, said they also intend to sponsor 10 youth from Lamu to be trained by their able staff. She also said they had also requested the governor of Lamu to offer them office space and as well as a space for building a children’s park.

Governor Timamy thanked Kura for choosing to construct the 15-kilometre road at Mokowe. He said the road will act as a game changer for Lamu in terms of economic and social development.

“On my own behalf and on behalf of the county government and the people of Lamu, I want to sincerely thank Kura for this project that they are going to undertake” said Mr. Timamy. “I want to assure you that as Lamu county government, we shall fully cooperate with you and we shall do all that is within our power to make sure that the project you intend to undertake in Lamu shall be undertaken successfully,” .

Timamy said, he is the most accessible governor in the republic and the doors are opened any time if they would want to see him for any help.

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