President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday opened a bridge connecting Mbita town to Rusinga Island constructed at a cost of Sh1 billion
According to the President, the construction of the bridge was prove that the Government cares about the interest of the people of Nyanza.
The Head of state also promised that the Government will construct more roads in Home Bay County including the Rusinga Island ring road and Mfangano road. The bridge replaces a causeway built in 1983 that blocked the flow of water thereby reducing the fish population.
The President who was accompanied by his deputy William Ruto in Rusinga and Mbita said the new bridge will ease transport in the area, reduces traffic, and also make the availability of food to the citizens.
President Kenyatta said the new bridge will also contribute to the reduction of the water hyacinth since it will not block the flow of water. “You should know that we want development in every part of Kenya. The Standard Gauge Railway reaches Nyanza, the government will establish a dry port in the region that will create more jobs for the youth.” Deputy President Ruto said the Government has delivered on its promise to improve infrastructure, to upgrade hospitals, reform education, expand access to electricity and much more.