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Chinese firm resumes work on Isebania-Ahero KES 18 billion road

Infra News - Published on Fri, 15 Feb 2019

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Business Daily reported that the construction of a KES 18 billion road linking Kenya and Tanzania has resumed, a week after a Chinese firm suspended work citing maltreatment and unnecessary levies from Kisii County officials. The construction of the Isebania-Ahero road resumed after local authorities met with officials of Third Engineering Bureau of China City Construction company and reached a truce. Kisii County Secretary Patrick Lumumba held a series of consultative meetings with engineers Charles Obuon and Mr Harrison Gakuo from the Kenya National Highways Authority.

Mr Gakuo confirmed that construction materials are back on site and construction of the Mosocho-Oyugis highway has resumed. He said that “We agreed to harmoniously work together and ensure that the tarmacking of the road is completed within two months. The contractor also agreed to employ more locals on site.”

Mr Lumumba said the "little misunderstandings" that were there have been ironed out and they do not expect such problems again.

Third Engineering Bureau of China City Construction company’s workers had last week protested and barricaded the busy road for hours over what they termed as continued harassment from the county enforcement officers who had earlier arrested ten of their colleagues who stayed in custody for a day.

The company’s manager Mr Jay Zhao, said that “My workers have been fearing for their security as the county government has been asking us to pay for the water we fetch from a nearby river, something that has forced us to close our site at Mosocho.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 15 Feb 2019
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