The Governor of Kiambu Dr.James Nyoro has thanked the World Bank team for its technical support towards the construction of roads and other public utilities in the county.
The governor appreciated the financial and well-coordinated work from the International Institution saying it has gone a great mile in construction of roads public utilities that will help improve the living standards of the people Of Kiambu County.
The Governor made these remarks yesterday when he launched Municipality road projects namely 2km Riabai Shopping centre access road and the 1.5km Ndumberi-Don Bosco –Githiga road. The 2 access roads are being funded by the World Bank under the Kenya Urban support programme.
The two projects entail the installation of 70 integrated solar lights, drainage and footpaths which will enable the people to go on with their businesses for longer hours without fear of being mugged or their merchandise being stolen.
Speaking at the Riabai trading centre, the Governor noted that improvement and maintenance of the existing road networks would also benefit communities across the County in that it will provide better access to social and health services, education and market services thus enabling them to work better.
“Road users across Kiambu County will benefit from the improvement in road upgrading and maintenance through less travelling hours and vehicle operating costs” said Dr.Nyoro.
Dr.Nyoro further regretted the agony brought about by the Covid pandemic which had ravaged nations worldwide. On this note, he said the Kiambu County Assembly would present its supplementary budget for consideration so that the people who had been affected after they lost their jobs could be supported with seed money to resume their social-economic ventures.
While pointing to the closed down stalls at the trading centre, he said many people were eking their livelihoods through working in saloons, barber shops or eateries which collapsed owing to the new normal life dictated by containment health measures put in place by the Government.
“These people should be supported so that they can resume their small enterprises with strict health protocols so as to contain any further infection of the killer disease” he noted while assuring them of a better future free of politics.
He summed up with a promise of putting up a condusive environment of doing business by talking to banking institutions to offer friendly loans to people who wished to access money and work in their businesses which will also absorb more people at community level and spur development thus improving their living standards.
During the launch, Dr. Nyoro was accompanied by his deputy Ms Joyce Wanjiku Ngugi area MCA’s Hezron Gachui and Kimani Ranji Kamaguru and the CEC for physical planning Engineer Samuel Mugo.