Uasin Gishu County Governor Hon Dr. Jonathan Bii, E.G.H on Thursday held a consultative stakeholder engagement with different national government road agencies and County leaders to identify missing link roads to be opened up in Eldoret town to enhance the movement of goods and services within and outside the county.

“I urge you as the national government agencies mandated to work on the projects to embrace this collaboration with the county leadership. There is an urgent need to have the input of members of the public and incorporate corporate social responsibility programs for the benefit of the residents, “Governor Dr Bii stated.

The meeting which was held at Boma Hotel in Eldoret sought to bring a collaboration between the national government agencies and the county leaders on the design of the Eldoret Eastern bypass project scheduled to be completed by March this year.

KENHA Regional Director Eng. Philemon Kipkoech briefed the leaders on the designs of the Eldoret Eastern Bypass, Southern Bypass, and Sirgoit -Mlango Bypass which are part of modern roads that will be constructed to help reduce traffic congestion within the Eldoret town CBD.

Senator Hon Jackson Mandago, EGH called for regular meetings and reports from the ground on the progress of the implementation of the road projects.

On their part, Ainabkoi MP Hon Samuel Chepkonga and his Turbo counterpart Hon Janet Sitienei concurred with the sentiments of the governor on the need to identify the missing links. They highlighted that the projects should capture corporate social responsibility programs which include hospitals, schools, markets, and other community projects.

Roads CECM Eng Joseph Lagat has already directed engineers, inspectors, and surveyors from the department to move with speed to the sub-county level for the design and mapping of the targeted missing links to implement the road projects within the specified timelines.

The meeting was attended by CECM Lands Dr Janeth Kosgey, CECM Education Antony Sitienei, the Regional Director of Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA) Eng. Philemon Kipkoech, Representatives from the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) Eng Julius Cheserek and Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) Eng Nicholas Parapara, Uasin Gishu Roads Chief Officer Eng Abraham Kiptalam, including all the roads section engineers.