Kwale MCAs pass motion to install traffic lights in Ukunda
24 October 2014, 09:32
Kwale - Members of Kwale County Assembly have passed a motion urging the county government to install traffic lights and CCTV cameras in Ukunda tourist Town.
The motion was passed after the MCAs said that cases of criminal activities and traffic congestion in the town had increased.
Gombato/Bongwe Ward Representative Omar Boga moved the motion on Tuesday saying Ukunda is a big town but it does not have traffic lights.
“As time goes by, Diani is having more cars and motorcycles which need an efficient control mechanism like traffic lights," he added.
Boga said that more road accidents normally happen at the road connecting Ukunda to Nakumatt Supermarket in Diani and from Nakumatt to the two sides of beach road.
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“We want the county government through the executive to act with speed to reduce the accidents that are usually on the rise during the festive season," he said.
Kinango Ward MCA Salim Awadh supported the motion saying installing the cameras will ensure all accidents and criminal activities in the town will be captured and used as evidence.
All assembly members supported the motion.
Puma Ward Representative James Dawa asked the county government to seek all possible means to make the town more secure and also have a free flow of traffic.
“Since the area has been recognized across the globe it important for us to have impressive infrastructures that will attract investors," he said.
He said the fact that the area had been voted as the best in Africa therefore it is good to uphold the standards.
The county government has already set aside KES 66 million for installation of street lights in the town within a range of 10 kilometers.
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