, NAIROBI Kenya, Jul 29 – The government now says it has finalized plans to upgrade the city’s infrastructure to ease traffic congestion and improve the living conditions of the residents.
Addressing faithful at St James ACK Buruburu, Deputy President William Ruto said key stakeholders in the Nairobi County met last week to map out ways of implementing the ambitious project that will see at least 100, 000 new and modern housing units constructed for the low income earners.
“We want to transform the city within the next three years and we have already identified development partners with whom we intend to roll out the project in Ziwani, Mbotela, Bahati ,Maringo and other estates in Nairobi’s Eastland’s suburb,” he said.
He revealed that the government had developed a road map to ease traffic congestion in major city routes to reduce the time workers lost while commuting to their duty stations.
The Deputy President added that the government had introduced a Railway Development Levy to revive and improve the rail network in the capital.
“We intend to construct at least 20 new railway stations and buy new locomotive within the next two years to ensure that more than one million city dwellers use this mode of transport to minimise congestion on roads,” he said.
Other plans in the transport sector include the construction of a dual carriage way along the Outer Ring Road to ease the flow of traffic between Thika and Mombasa roads.
He assured the clergy of the Government’s commitment to facilitate the church realize her evangelical and educational vision for the society saying such initiatives will go along way in cutting the number of children out of school.
He regretted that latest statistics indicated that more than 20 percent of eligible pupils within the city were out of schools saying that the retrogressive tendencies must be collectively contained by all stakeholders.