Advice to kenyan leaders; Good roads network = economic development

byro

Village Elder
#1
Any new rural governor in the office should first acknowledge that having good roads is the key to development in any given area. Before i start bashing on any efforts by our governors, let us get simple highlights concerning road network.

THE road transport has undeniable socioeconomic benefits which are often underestimated in difference to its negative impacts.
Indeed, the weight of the road transport sector within the economy is considerable not only in qualitative terms but also in economic terms such as source of wealth, employment and in terms of support given to other economic activities.
benefits;reduced friction of distance,facilitated trade, improvement of movement of people and goods, remove barriers and lead to an overall better standard of living.

Modernization, rural growth, expansion of counties among others should need to revisit the way we manage/develop our roads. It's sad to see tones of farm produce rotting on their way to market when murram road concept was done away the moment whites left the country. Cabro is here with us but rural towns will have to go through second coming of christ to have them.

All governors should know for county to have efficient growth, should have this in heart, memories it and make it his/her lover(that is if clean water is readily accessible).
I a still think we don't have long way to go if our so called leaders start doing and stop bitching. whats so hard with having rules and policies? even if watakula na mafimilia, let it have positive returns to the people on the ground. Or what about having policies that stipulates that all weather roads should be redone every year(si kupiga viraka or something close).

cases like these should not be heard of.

what waiguru has in store;
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Luther12

Guest
#2
Cabro hata ni mbali sana. There’s a rural access road nearby that’s now tarmacked. Prior to that, nakumbuka ilikuwa na murram surface ilikuwa imewekwa na local mbirrioneya to improve access to his property. The one thing that stands out in my mind is the attention to detail when that murram was laid. It lasted a whole 10yrs in good motorable condition all year round, until tarmac was laid during the nusu mkate era.

The issue mostly is whoever does the roads does not pay attention to, especially, drainage yet this has been a well known thing since the days the romans cane up with macadam roads. If drainage is fixed (directing water away from the road surface into the drainage channels in the sides) and murram laid properly with watering and pneumatic rollers, it can last for a long time with minimal maintenance. But what do we have instead? Unapata dereva wa tinga analima barabara all alone with little to no supervision!

Just the other day, fellows at Ndarugú were giving away murram for free. All you had to do was show up with your truck, get loaded and leave. I wonder how many bothered to take advantage of that.
 
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byro

Village Elder
#4
Just the other day, fellows at Ndarugú were giving away murram for free.
Sad that murram is available na hakuna wa kushughulika nayo . drivers pia wa hizo machines akipita anailima akitupa kando ya barabara. We have concentrated more on eating but forgot that we can eat and help the dogs with leftovers.
 
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Luther12

Guest
#5
Sad that murram is available na hakuna wa kushughulika nayo . drivers pia wa hizo machines akipita anailima akitupa kando ya barabara. We have concentrated more on eating but forgot that we can eat and help the dogs with leftovers.
Sometimes the solutions are not so expensive even. There’s a road built by the community nearby to access the stone quarries. They first leveled it, then laid stone chippings (they kind that masons get off the quarry stones as they make them of uniform size and shape) and now, the road is motirable all year round. Mambo ya kukwama kwa matope iliisha.
 

upepo

Village Elder
#6
We should be talking about high quality roads, which no local contractor can deliver. Maybe county governments should classify roads as super critical infrastructure that should only be handled be specific firms. Such an arrangement would only affect capital owners since the labour and materials remain local.
 

S_Lilly

Village Elder
#7
We should be talking about high quality roads, which no local contractor can deliver. Maybe county governments should classify roads as super critical infrastructure that should only be handled be specific firms. Such an arrangement would only affect capital owners since the labour and materials remain local.
Some local contractors are cable of delivering good roads, if the can work without taking short-cuts in order to deceive and corruption.
 

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