Coast town requires over Sh10b for roads to solve transport crisis
Posted Thursday, December 1 2011 at 22:00
- The infrustructural challenges require substantial funding from the central government
Kura director-general Joseph Nkadayo on a tour of Mombasa in September said they had set aside money to rehabilitate the roads.
Mr Nkadayo said in the 2010/2011 financial year the government allocated Sh240 million for the repair of roads in Mombasa, Kilifi and Voi towns, while in 2011/2012, Sh282 million was allocated for rehabilitation of the roads.
Mombasa and Coast Tourist Association executive officer Millicent Odhiambo said the tourism sector was suffering.
Asking the government to address the situation, she said that the traffic jams made tourists miss flights back home while businesses and motorists incurred losses.