West Pokot County continues to experience economic growth, mainly driven by improved services and roads. The Vision 2030 development blueprint envisages improved livelihood for all Kenyans through sustained economic growth. The County Government of West Pokot is implementing an enabling environment for attainment of these development objectives.
While flagging off the construction and expansion of Water supply- Nasokol- Kaplelach Karor Road, Governor Prof. John Lonyangapuo said that the ongoing road improvement will spur economic growth in the county, as better road system will facilitate timely movement of people and goods.
“We have already embarked on routine maintenance of existing roads. It is a step that will ensure that our roads offer the best service to our people. We don’t want situations where our people get stuck or fail to travel because our roads are impassable,” he noted.
The Governor earlier on inspected Tartar- Keringet Road which was being graded. He said that there is need for KERRA to work closely with the counter government in order to ensure that areas of need are prioritized.
CECM Luka Chepelion- Roads, Public works, Transport and Infrastructure stated that his department will continue to simultaneously implement their agenda with regards to improving road network in the county.
“We shall give particular emphasis to roads that have been in bad state for a long time. We are now focusing in rural areas across the county. That way, we can be sure that our people no longer have to endure with impassable roads.”
The Governor was accompanied by CECs Luka Chepelion, Joel Arumonyang, Geoffrey Lipale, Jackson Merialima, Chief Officer John Karamunya, Elijah Lopuke and Alex Lokimoi, chief of staff Powon Kapelo among other county officials.