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Mbuga tells road contractors to speed up

15 October 2013, 17:15 Wilshere

Nakuru - Nakuru County governor Kinuthia Mbugua has urged all road contractors in the county to complete constructing the roads before December this year.

The governor said that once all the roads in the county are completed it will help unlock economic potential across the county.

“Road contractors needs to first track the process of constructing our roads because our economy greatly depends on it,” he said. 

Speaking on Monday in Nakuru, Mbugua said that most of the farms produce are getting spoiled easily before they reaches the market due to poor road infrastructure.

He said that his county government is putting necessary measures in place to ensure that all the major roads in the county are completed on time.

“It's sad to see farm produce getting spoiled before they reach their proffered destination due to bad roads and that’s why my government is working towards improving all the major roads in the county”, Mbugua was quoted.

The governor also called on the central government to fire all the contractors who will not have finish constructing the roads before the stipulated time.

The governor also pointed out that Nakuru county has signed an agreement with a Chinese agricultural institute to offer free scholarship to students to go and conduct research in China.

He said that the new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Nakuru County and the Chinese institute of agriculture will be a boost to students.

Governor Kinuthia said that the students who will be provided with the scholarships will be drawn from different campuses found in Nakuru County.

“During my visit to China I was able to sign an (MOU) with one agricultural institution where some of our students will be sponsored to go to China and research on agriculture which will be a good thing for our economy” he said.         

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