Ongoing works in lower Shamata area in Shamata Ward, Ndaragwa Sub-County, under Unit 5 in the ongoing County Rural Roads Construction Programme.
Works on the 15-kilometre stretch involve bush clearing, grading, gravelling and compaction of the Gathurima-Kirima Dispensary and Gathurima-Kayole sections on to Kirima Dispensary.
Other roads under consideration include the Ol’Bolossat town, Magu, Mheshimiwa, Kanjogu and Wa Mercy Gakoe.
In line with the third pillar of his manifesto on Infrastructure Development and to ensure an efficient transportation system into and out of Nyandarua, His Excellency Governor Francis Kimemia unveiled five construction units under a five-ward cluster on May 27, 2020.
At KShs. 500 million, the Programme is one of the biggest single investments by a devolved unit since 2013 and will result in transformation of all roads in Nyandarua to motorable standards over the next three years.
The machinery was bought through funds won by the County Government under the Kenya Devolution Support Programme (KDSP), which is a Government of Kenya Program for Results (PforR) supported by the World Bank for strengthening the capacity of counties to manage resources and improve service delivery.