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We will not move the Gilgil weighbridge, says NTSA

04 September 2015, 10:48

Nakuru - The National Transport Safety Association (NTSA ) chairman, Lee Kinyanjui has dismissed pleas by the residents of Nakuru to have the Gilgil weighbridge removed.

Kinyanjui said that NTSA had not received any documents from the residents requesting for its removal.

Speaking at the gilgil weighbridge on Thursday, Kinyanjui said it is impossible to remove the weighbridge.

“It took a lot of money to construct the Gilgil weighbridge. Even the roads adjacent to it took a lot of money. Moving the weighbridge to a different place will also take a lot of time and resources,” said Kinyanjui.

Kinyanjui insisted that the weighbridge was needed to ensure that trucks using the roads do not exceed the recommended weight.

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“The weighbridges help maintain the axle of the roads,” he added.

He pointed out that the public should report cases of corruption from the weighbridges to help maintain efficiency in the transport sector.

According to Lee, they had installed CCTV cameras all over the weighbridge to help nab corrupt officers.

On Sunday, residents of Gilgil had demanded the removal of the weighbridge claiming it was leading to traffic jams. They also argued that it was not generating any revenue for the County.

“There are some assets that belong to the national government despite their current location. Asking for their removal is unrealistic. It's like calling for the removal of the port of Mombasa,” said Lee.

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