Governor Kivutha Kibwana and his Deputy Adelina Mwau on Wednesday 7/2/2018 held a fruitful discussion with officials of Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) and Bechtel International over the planned implementation of the Nairobi-Mombasa way.
Besides briefing the Governor on the stakeholders engagement plan, several issues affecting Makueni residents were discussed and an action plan drawn to ensure compliance with the Social and Environmental Impact Assessment report.
Key among these include:
- Compensation for loss of land and Resettlement policy
- Resources utilization and compensation
- Economic opportunities and survival of the towns along the highway.
- Corporate Social Responsibility plan
- Employment opportunities for locals/Subcontracts.
- Public Participation for all stakeholders.
The contractor, Bechtel Corporation, has agreed to do water pans, bore holes, Technical training of local labour as well as skill development for their suppliers. The express highway will avoid towns along its trajectory but all the towns will have linkways to the highway, ensuring quick movement of goods and services.