A world-class provider of cost-effective public utility infrastructure facilities and services’ in the areas of energy, transport and ICT
“To provide efficient, affordable and reliable infrastructure for sustainable economic growth and development
Functions / Roles
- Construction, improvement and management of county roads;
- Develop, manage and ensure efficient transport sector in the county;
- Develop, improve and distribute energy lines to all corners of the county focusing on green energy;
- Co ordination of works with other National bodies; e.g. KURA, REA, KeNHA.
Develop other infrastructure facilities including;
> Air fields
> Water travel
Opening of new roads using labour intensive methods
This has enabled the county to achieve more than 250 km of new roads and this is expected to increase significantly as the exercise is still rolling. The exercise has also created employment to more than 2000 people for about a month. This has increased the economy of the local people as money is circulating in the villages. The impact created by this project is enormous as in Ribkwo ward in Tiaty Sub – County, we were able to open 75km of new road through community labour.
Construction of roads using mechanized methods
It is expected that more than 200 Kilometers of gravel roads will be created in the county within this year alone. This is will improve significantly the economy of the residents of the county as more motorable routes will be created in the grass roots. More than 35 construction companies will be engaged in this work and in so doing, the economy of the people will be improved. This work is expected to create more than 500 job opportunities directly and indirectly.
Development of foot bridges
The county is in the process of constructing six (6No.) foot bridges. This will reduce travel distance and time for the people to access important public facilities e.g. markets, hospitals, schools and transportation of food. The reduction of time of travel reduces waste and reduces the cost of living by reducing the cost of food. For example, the Waseges foot bridge reduces a distance of more than 200km to about 15km. form Mochongoi to Waseges.
Purchase of mechanical equipment
The county has purchased one bull dozer, two tipping trucks, one drum steel roller, and is to purchase a mechanical excavator and a motor grader. The county intends to purchase equipment worth 109million. These equipment will go a long way in reducing the cost of constructing roads in the county. The machinery will assist in times of emergencies as the county will not be required to incur much cost and time in procuring for the services of private companies.
The ministry is working with the private sector in the development of green enery. In Marigat, the county is working with Cummins Company in the use of prosopis to develop electricity using steam and pressure. These will reduse the destruction of the environment by the invasive plant species which has other problems to the community. The plant creates bushes along the roads which is hazardous.
We are in the process of installing street lights in two (2No.) towns and Five (5No.) centres within the county. This will improve the security in the towns and increase business hours for our traders.
This financial year the department has been involved in managing the project cycle for various county departments that are in the process of carrying out projects. Once complete the projects will fulfill various needs in the community that will include provision of much needed infrastructure and services as well as creation of employment opportunities in the process of construction. The projects will also lead to an uptake in purchase of building construction materials thus helping grow the local economy.
The county departments and respective projects have included the following:
1. Governor’s office
• Modernization of office building
2. County Assembly
• Modernization of County Assembly
• Construction of dispensaries and upgrading of health centres
• Construction of a 48 body mortuary at the Kabarnet Subcounty Hospital.
• Renovation of the mortuary at the Eldama Ravine Subdistrict Hospital
• Construction of ECD classrooms at various county primary schools
5. Youth and Sports
• Upgrading of Kabarnet stadium
6. Tourism and Trade
• Construction of markets
• Upgrading of Mogotio Tourist Information Centre
• Construction of Industrial Parks
7. Agriculture and Livestock
• Construction of slaughter houses
• Construction of cattle dips
• Construction of sale yards