Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o has promised to prioritize building of roads to bitumen standards if elected for a second term in the next month’s polls.
Nyong’o says most roads in the county have been impassable during rainy seasons forcing him to enlist road maintenance teams.
He says in his second term, he will dedicate the county resources in putting up tarmac roads in each sub county annually.
He however challenged the local contractors to rise up to the occasion and take up contracts on building of the roads.
The Governor says in case they lack the capacity then he will turn to the National Government through the National Youth Service to put up such roads.
Speaking on Thursday in Kisumu when he launched his manifesto ahead of the polls, Nyong’o announced that the Azimio Government, if it wins, will institute reforms in the roads ministry.
Nyong’o noted that the National Government retained a number of roads functions that were meant for the counties.
Under the Azimio Government, Nyong’o says such functions will be returned to the counties to address the need for better roads in the counties.
Governor Nyong’o who is going to battle for the seat with the former Governor Jack Ranguma announced that his manifesto in the first five years was to awaken a sleeping giant.
He says in the next five years, his government will focus on building for the future by consolidating the gains made and initiating new projects.