Uasin Gishu County Government has embarked on a one-week exercise to hand over 102 new road projects to contractors awarded tenders under the 2022/23 Financial Year.

The County Government, through the Department of Roads, Transport and Public Work, has expressed commitment towards improving the road networks to enhance accessibility to agricultural areas, trading centres, and other social amenities to promote economic growth and development.

Roads County Executive Committee Member (CECM), Eng. Joseph Lagat says the projects include drainage works and gravelling, bridges and box culverts, footbridges, and pothole patching.

“We shall be through with this exercise by Friday, because we want the contractors to do quality work and expedite the implementation process, before the heavy rains commence,” Eng Lagat said.

The CECM urged women and youth who were awarded the tenders and any other person who benefited from working hard and delivering quality work as a better way of ensuring they are considered in the future for other tenders and government contracts.

“We want the contractors to deliver quality work as specified in the Bill of Quantities, so that residents get value for their money,” he added.