Opening of new roads in Ainabkoi/Olare Ward by Governor Dr Jonathan Bii-led government has not only improved road connectivity but also provided a new road network that has improved household incomes.

Household incomes have improved since farmers can now easily transport their farm produce, such as Irish potatoes, vegetables, milk and maize to the market.

Among the newly opened roads in the area include Welelo road which connects to Karungu Trading Centre and Tingwa-Langas Road. The County has also graded Kewet Road which connects to Burnt Forest town to enhance agricultural activities in the area and spur the economy.

Residents of Kapcher Village led by Philip Kimeli and Jonah Too Sawe say their lands are very fertile for agriculture but they have been experiencing post-harvest losses because of transportation problems.

“Initially, we relied on donkeys and tractors to transport our farm produce to Karungu Centre, vehicles could not reach our villages. Irish potatoes could get spoilt in the farms every harvesting season because we didn’t have good roads,” Too explained.

Residents of Tingwa and Kewet villages led by Samson Kirwa who operate BodaBoda business said the dozing and improvement of Langas- Tingwa and Kewet road has reduced the cost of transporting milk to Tarakwa Dairies located in Bayete area significantly from the previous Ksh 300 to about Ksh 150.