KITALE (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s North Rift region is set for
transformation as a Chinese firms has won the tender to
construct the first tarmac road that extends to South Sudan.
Aero-Technology International Engineering Corporation has been
contracted to undertake the construction of the 60km road in a
region referred to as Kenya’s bread-basket.
a lawmaker in Kwanza Constituency in Trans Nzoia County, on
Tuesday hailed the 20 million U.S. dollars project funded by the
national government, saying it will transform the lives of local
Kitale-Namanjalala-‘Keriget-Chepchoina road, that is intended to
link Kenya with South Sudan, is expected to be launched by
Deputy President William Ruto next month.
has no tarmacked road and residents use donkeys to transport
produce from farms to markets.
Wanyonyi said the
project is a major boast to farming activities arguing that
dilapidated road infrastructure has in the past denied residents
the opportunity to market their produce and earn better returns.
“This is a milestone
project. People have suffered because the bad state of the roads
especially during rainy season. It is a blessing to my
electorates and we expect farming activities to flourish,” he
“It has been
difficult to transport farm produce to the market and this road
is going to boost our farming business,” said a maize farmer
produce from the area has been a nightmare and we are happy that
the government considered upgrading the road,” he added.