Kidero To Comprehensively Beautify Mombasa Road Within 21 Days

February 13, 2014

msa roadMombasa road is all set for a 21 day beautification initiative. The Nairobi County Government has partnered with the private sector to spruce up the highway all the way to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
During the commissioning of the project on Tuesday, County Secretary Lillian Ndegwa detailed the activities to be undertaken in a bid to improve the highway’s aesthetic value which acts as a foreigner’s first contact with the country.
The activities to be undertaken are grass cutting, tree planting, tree trimming, drainage clearing, removal of illegal structures, removal of herds of cattle, developing new and improving on existing flower gardens and removal of waste effluence.” 
“We will also remove illegal cooking points, pick litter, flower weeding in some areas and street lighting. We are calling upon stakeholders in the private sector, civil society and even the public sector to support this initiative,” she said.
She said this Rapid Results Initiative(RRI) demonstrated the County’s commitment to improve the city’s services.
“The RRI that we are starting today will form a firm foundation and basis for future improvements in service delivery. Today is a clear demonstration of our commitment and teamwork in rendering effective and quality services,” she added.
Nairobi County Executive in charge of environment, John Gakuo called on the private sector to embrace this beautification project.
“What is required to beautify Mombasa road is not expensive. Just planting trees. Our partners from the private sector can adopt an area that you want to plant a number of trees in a particular sector of the road and indicate that this is a partnership with the Nairobi County Government.”
“The road is admittedly in a sorry state. There is no road that has given me a headache like this highway. In my first tour of service at City Hall, I tried the much I could to give Mombasa road the image and the status that it deserved. It has been like a jinx to me. That time when it was under rehabilitation, when the contractors were adding one lane on both sides, when I put up lights, the next morning I was finding them uprooted,” he said.
“I kept on telling my engineers not to get tired because there is nothing we can do because these people were building the road and we need this road. At the same time, we need the beauty of this road,” Gakuo added.

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