County to build bodaboda paths

The County Government of Uasin Gishu is consulting transport stakeholders, particularly those in the road sector, to establish a tarmacked bodaboda path between Eldoret International Airport and University of Eldoret junction.

Governor Jackson Mandago said the county is in talks with Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) and other close partners to establish safe paths for the bodaboda business, which he said is fast rising in the county.

This will be done when the route is being constructed to be a duall carriage way.

“We are in talks with road agencies to ensure that there is space for bodaboda operators when the construction of a duall carriage way commences. It will be a way to appreciate the sector since it is transforming both business and lives of our people positively.”

He was speaking during a meeting with officials from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), National Assembly Road and Public Works Committee, and those from the Uasin Gishu County Assembly Committee.

Area Traffic Police Commandant Harry Munene and officials from the of Boda Boda Saccos were also inattendance.

As the chairman of the Council of Governor’s Roads and Infrastructure Committee, Mandago said installation of lights in towns and shopping centres, provision of side paths for the sector will continue creating employment and earning the county revenue, in bodaboda venture.

He disclosed the County would partner with registered bodaboda Saccos to ensure operators get training and be awarded licenses, to reduce cases of accidents on roads.

On his part, Roads, Transport and Public Works CeC Eng Gideon Birir noted the county intends to partner with driving schools to subsidize training fees for motorists.

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