Maendeleo Chap Chap Senate candidate Mutua Katuku has said that he will engage Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KuRa) and the World Bank to improve roads infrastructure in Machakos county.
Katuku said most of the roads under the two National agencies, KeNHA and KuRA were in deplorable state and required urgent upgrading to ensure efficient transportation of goods and people in the region.
He said he will also lobby for development funds from the World Bank using his existing contacts to secure more resources for the county.
Speaking during a campaign tour of Kamulu, Joska, Muthwani, Ndovoini, Githunguri and Airways, the Maendeleo Chap Chap flag bearer observed road connectivity was critical to the growth of local economy.
“Good roads are critical to growth of businesses and investment and one of my top priorities will be to work with other leaders including MPs to ensure funds are allocated to improve roads,”Katuku said.
He also pledged to work with the relevant stakeholders to ensure security is beefed up particularly in urban centres.
“Insecurity has been traced to the high rate of unemployment in urban areas which is a challenge not only in Machakos but also in other urban areas of the country,” The ex-Kibaki minister added.
He also added that as Senator, he will lobby for increased funding for the construction of market sheds for small-scale traders.
Machakos County Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua has in the past been put on the spot severally over the condition of various roads in Machakos County especially the urban areas of Syokimau.