Coast Regional Director of the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) is in cross fire with public service officials over delay of construction of the 29-kilometre Kwale-Kinago road.
Eric Wambua was unable to give a satisfactory explanation as to why the construction was not completed.
Deputy head of Public Service, Wanyama Musiambo, said that the team inspecting the road was disappointed since the construction had not begun as it was set to commence last year.
“We will not allow delay in government projects that are meant to benefit the locals,” Musiambo said.
Defending himself, Wambua said that they had a challenge with a 11-kilometre road leaving out the 18 kilometre.
The construction works of Sh3 billion Kinango-Kwale road was expected to commence and set for completion in 36 months.
The 29-km road that links Kinango Sub-County to the Kwale County Headquarters is being undertaken by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.
The construction came after the completion of the 50km stretch of the Kinango-Samburu Road at a cost of Sh2 billion.
During the project, Wambua said the tarmacking of the roads will be a huge economic incentive to Kwale County and will in the long run greatly boost economic activities at the urban centres.
He added that improvement of the road network is expected to have a positive economic impact on the entire region and the country at large.
“Massive investment by the National Government on the improvement of urban road network would significantly boost investment and the tourism sector in the region,” said the Regional Commissioner.