ROADS, PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORT

Vision

The department envisions becoming ‘a world class provider of cost-effective, efficient and safe physical infrastructure facilities and services’.

Mission

The department exists ‘to provide efficient, safe, affordable and reliable infrastructure for sustainable economic growth and development through construction, modernization, rehabilitation and effective management of all infrastructure facilities’.

The County Department of Roads, Transport and Public Works is mandated to provide efficient, safe, affordable and reliable infrastructure for sustainable economic growth and development through construction, modernization, rehabilitation and effective management of all infrastructure facilities.

In the MTEF period 2018/2019 to 2020/2021, the department will direct its focus towards formulation and implementation of County Transport and Infrastructure Policy and Regulations; 3 safety standards policy and 2 regulations on safety standards.

Efforts will be made to expand road network; improve 24 Km Marindi-Magina-Pala-Kowuonda road to Bitumen standard; routine maintenance of 6,500Km classified and unclassified roads; installation of appropriate road furniture; establishment of 8No Single span bridges and box culverts; rehabilitation and expansion of 5No jetties and 4No bus parks and; establishment of a Roads Construction and Maintenance Agency.

In the previous medium term, the sub-sector has acquired four (4) Motor graders and received One (1) Motor grader, three (3) Rollers and One (1) Excavator as donations. the road network has been improved with three (3) Single span bridges built and up to 300km graded and graveled.

In collaboration with the Kenya Airports Authority, Kabunde airport has been upgraded including expansion of the 1.2Km runway. The airport is today fully operational with daily flights between Homa Bay and Nairobi thereby opening up the county for business and improving the economy of the county.

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