Infrastructure Principal Secretary Mr. Julius Korir has called for improved management of Contracts among the road agencies. The PS who is on a familiarization tour to road Agencies visited KURA Headquarters on 9th May, 2018.
“I urge you to entrench Performance-Based system of contracts and move towards weeding out contractors who do shoddy works,” he said.
He lauded KURA for the efforts put in place to mitigate the effects of the heavy rains and floods citing the just completed section of Kasarani-Mwiki Road which was done in a record time enabling movement of goods and services. He also cited Outer Ring Road as one of the best projects done with lots of efficiency and professionalism.
“I am glad the road has drastically reduced congestion from two hours to about 15 minutes. The road will be a model for many other projects in the country,” he said.
The PS who also visited the model Traffic Management Centre (TMC) praised the efforts to manage Nairobi roads from a central point saying the centre will change Nairobi in the long run. The centre hosted by KURA serves as home to Intelligent Transport System (ITS) to control traffic in seven junctions along Nairobi Western Ring Roads.
He was received by KURA board members Mr. Taraiya Ole Kores, Hellen Nzainga, Acting Director General Eng. Silas Kinoti and KURA Management Team called for quick design of BRT routes to enable the Country implement in good time. He said the formation of Nairobi Regeneration Team by the President is a harbinger to unlocking challenges in urban infrastructure. He pledged to assist road agencies in the protection of road reserves and removal of illegal encroachment to promote efficient implementation of projects.
The PS called for efficient and maximum utilization of funds to enable citizens gain value for money in the sector. He said roads is very key to the implementation of the big four agenda and efforts should be put in place revitalize the roads affected by the rains. He cited CBD roads, Juja Road, Donholm – Jacaranda Road, Mbogani Road, Nyerere and Kibera Drive as some of the roads that require urgent attention in the coming weeks.