Kenya Roads Board Directors led by Chairperson Rita Kavashe and Executive Director Eng. Jacob Ruwa have organised a four day County road maintenance tour in Nairobi, Coastal and Central regions starting 25th February to 1st March.
This is the first of its bi-annual tour this year, which purposes to collaborate and strengthen relationships with County government officials.
County governments are a key player in road maintenance and also direct recipients of the Road Maintenance Levy Fund which is a conditional fund, thus a good understanding of their role is vital.
The Board envisions to entrench proper utilization of the fund through professionalism and quick turnaround in road maintenance activities in order to essentially improve the quality of life for the citizens.
“So far, KRB has disbursed Kshs 33.4 billion to road agencies, County governments and KWS towards maintenance of various roads in the country for the period July to December, 2018.” Says Eng. Jacob Ruwa, Executive Director, KRB. He further noted that County governments have received a total of Kshs 4,135, 500, 000 for the said period.
Below are amounts disbursed to the selected counties;
The funds will be used for maintenance activities including; re-carpeting, pothole patching, bush clearing, unclogging drainage among others.
In addition, there will be discussion on RMLF (Road Maintenance Levy Fuel) utilization progress in the selected Counties, conditions set for the funds and opportunities for capacity building.