HISTORICAL BRIDGE LINKING FIVE SUBLOCATIONS TO BOOST TRADE IN RARIEDA

Kobong’, Kokwiri, Rachar, Kagwa and Nyabera Sub locations in Rarieda Sub County will now be linked by road thanks to the Pap Kodero Twin Box Culvert Bridge mid construction at a modest cost of KShs. 10.9 million courtesy of the County Government of Siaya. The bridge has a historical and economic significance to the West Uyoma, North Uyoma and the West Asembo peoples of Rarieda Sub County due to it’s vintage positioning in the Rarieda geography.

The bridge works inspected by the Governor earlier today will upon completion inspire the fish and tomato economics of the various farmers that it serves. Fish from Misori and Osindo beaches have not smoothly accessed markets outside Rarieda Sub County due to the difficulties arising from the dilapidated bridge. Tomatoe farmers from Kamariga, Kombe and Osindo beaches have also expressed relief due to this on going construction.

Roads and Public Works County Executive Hon. Mboha Benard while briefing the Governor of progress during this inspection earlier today reported that the main bridge construction works will entail gabion installation, rock filling, stone pitching, selected granular fill and associated works. Excavations, rock filling, hard-core placement, concrete blinding, construction of abutment walls, wing walls and head walls are among the other technical works to be undertaken in the twin box culvert bridge estimated to last the next 50 years according to the Project Engineer.

Residents expressed satisfaction with the status of the Project and applauded His Excellency Cornel Rasanga Amoth for directing that locals are engaged in the labour based aspects of the contract. The Governor on his part further directed vigilance among Project Management Committee Members on behalf of the locals while encouraging the contractor to prioritize quality over financial gain.

During the extensive tour of several other wards to also open health facilities, and water projects within Rarieda Sub County, the Governor was also accompanied by Health Executive Hon. Dorothy Owino, Governance Executive Hon. George Rubiik, Water Executive Eng. Adrian Ouma, North Uyoma Ward Representative Hon. Booker Washington, West Uyoma Ward Representative Hon. Olasi and South Uyoma Ward Representative Hon. Simon Ousa Nyaji among several other government officials all of whom expressed support for the Governor’s appeal for macro project reorientation instead of the former micro approach.

COMMUNICATION DIRECTORATE
COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF SIAYA

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