The County government of Embu has signed contract with Probase Kenya a Malaysian based construction firm to construct and tarmac roads across the county at a cost of US$ 38.8 Million.
Embu County governor Martin Wambora said that the county signed the contract after the court ruled that county governments should manage their roads.
“This deal is the best the county has entered into so far in terms of roads construction since it uses modern technology and is cheap.” He added
This comes barely after the Kenyan Council of Governors sued the national government, demanding full control of county roads and won the case successfully.
“The tender was given out because we have the mandate t o do so since we are the ones that know where the roads are bad” said Wambora
According to the Probase Kenya managing director Winson Choong the project that will involve the construction of 12km roads in the county will take averagely six months.
He added that their company will carry out the construction within the time given since they have carried other projects that they have managed to complete on time.
The tarmacking will start with 12.5km of the 100km Ring Road, which connects Embu town to Kibugu market. The construction will be done by Probase Kenya Company.