Kenya Roads Board Disburses $334 Million to Government Agencies
A government-backed organisation that funds oversees and coordinates road maintenance and rehabilitation, Kenya Roads Board (KRB), is set to launch an initiative to further develop the country’s infrastructure.
As part of the plan, Kenya Roads Board Directors, led by Chairperson, Rita Kavashe and Executive Director Eng. Jacob Ruwa have organised a four-day County tour in Nairobi, Coastal and Central regions that will run from 25th February to 1st March, 2019.
This is the first of its bi-annual tour this year, which purposes to collaborate and strengthen relationships with County government officials. County governments are a key player in road maintenance and also direct recipients of the Road Maintenance Levy Fund which is a conditional fund, thus a good understanding of their role is vital.
The Board envisions to entrench proper utilization of the fund through professionalism and quick turnaround in road maintenance activities in order to essentially improve the quality of life for the citizens.
“So far, KRB has disbursed Ksh33.4 billion ($334 million) to road agencies, County governments and KWS towards maintenance of various roads in the country for the period July to December, 2018 million” said Eng. Jacob Ruwa, Executive Director of the KRB.
He noted that Kenya’s County governments have received a total of Ksh4.135 billon ($41.3 million) for the said period. The funds will be used for maintenance activities including re-carpeting, pothole patching, bush clearing and unclogging drainage among other activities.