Within just four months after the conferment of Kehancha town to municipality status by the County Government of Migori, its board members and the management have hit the ground running.
The board members have started the town expansion strategy to make Kehancha accessible, owing to their mandate of ensuring access to developmental road infrastructure within the town.
Simon Maroa, the municipal manager who spoke during the process inspection said that the board aims to increase town accessibility by expanding the minor roads.
“Our objective is to increase accessibility within the township by focusing on opening up the backstreet roads,” said Maroa.
Maroa said that the activity will be one of the benefits of the municipality to the residents of Kehancha town as it aims at expanding the business districts.
Already there is ongoing construction of access roads that will be completed within the next two months according to the manager.
We are committed to bringing the best that we can to the residents of this town and do everything that is at our disposal to ensure that this town becomes the best-performing municipalitySimon Maroa
The project will encompass the construction of three roads including one from the Co-operative Bank through the National Cereals Stores, Excel to Igena.
The second access road will start from Masonga Shops to 2 beats while the third will begin from Kenya Commercial Bank to Umoja Pub up to the Mosque.
Maroa added that as a board, they remain committed to ensuring that Kehancha town becomes the leading revenue collector in the County based on its placement at the border of Kenya and Tanzania.
I want to send a strong warning to those who have plans to hinder these activities that we will not let them get away with their ill-mannered attemptsMaroa
“We are committed to bringing the best that we can to the residents of this town and do everything that is at our disposal to ensure that this town becomes the best-performing municipality,” he noted.
The manager stressed that their primary focus in the ongoing activity is to ensure that people get free access within the town which will enable free and faster trade.
He however sounded a stern warning to those who will be found attempting to encroach on or hinder the ongoing activities that the correct channel of the law will be applied to them.
“I want to send a strong warning to those who have plans to hinder these activities that we will not let them get away with their ill-mannered attempts,” he warned.
Maroa also called for close cooperation from the residents with the municipal management to ensure that the projects are completed faster for them to start enjoying the fruits of the Kehancha Municipality.
Kehancha town was elevated to the status of a municipality following the gazettement of the Municipality Charter and passed by the Migori County Assembly and signed by Governor Ochilo Ayacko.