Representatives of the Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA) and Rift Valley Highway Limited with senior County Government Officials during a briefing on the intended plan to enhance capacities of the Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit road, which is a section of the A8 Highway and Rironi-Mai Mahiu-Naivasha road A8 South through a Public-Private-Partnership.
RVH has, since last November, been initiating preparation of an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study on the project road.
On behalf of His Excellency Governor Francis Kimemia, the County Government officials identified the need for knowledge transfer to young Kenyan professionals, in addition to establishment of interchanges and connectivity of Nyandarua’s key installations to the highway for brand visibility and to spur economic growth.
KENHA will particularly address construction of acceleration and deceleration lanes to Soko Mpya and Ololiondo markets.
Emphasis is also to be placed on the Flyover interchange in Magumu Ward, Kinangop Sub-County, which is the main gateway into Nyandarua.
The project’s managers committed to ensure safety for all road users.
The Governor was represented by County Executive Committee Members Hon. Stephen Njoroge (acting County Secretary and Head of Public Service / Finance and Economic Development), Hon. Mary Mugwanja (Transport, Energy and Public Works), Hon. Raphael Njui (Industrialization, Trade, Co-operatives and Urban Development), Hon. Murani Ngugi (Public Administration and Information Communication Technology) and Hon. Lawrence Mukundi (Lands, Housing and Physical Planning).