By Maurice Alal, AllAfrica.com
The Migori government is building a by-pass, a bridge and a road across River Migori to enhance trade and tourism. Launching the Sh246 million projects at Kiringi in Suna West subcounty on Saturday, Governor Okoth Obado said they will also expand the county headquarters.
“We have tourist sites such as Maasai Mara in Narok, Lake Victoria and Thim Lich Ohinga,” he said. “We are ready to welcome as many visitors as possible.” Obado said roads are key to linking producers and consumers in a trade agreement, and promised to upgrade more roads in the county to increase business in the area. he roads will bring together traders from neighbouring counties Homa Bay, Narok, Kisii and Nyamira and those from Tanzania, Obado said.
Migori town, which is the county’s headquarters, is divided into two by a river. It has faced serious traffic congestion and poor expansion plan, hurting trade. The Migori Eastern By-Pass will branch from Kisii-Isebania border highway at Kakarao Trading Centre. It will run through Ngege then back to the main road at Ojele hospital into Tanzania.
Obado urged the contractors on the sites to ensure casual works are done by residents and punctual completion of the construction. “We don’t want to waste time. Our people are seriously waiting for this so that we can see the fruits of devolution in Migori County,” he said.