The residents presented a memorandum to the County Department of Roads and Public Works through the office of the Ward Administration in February 2018, seeking completion of Sango – Letima road and the bridge over Toloso River, which had stalled for over a year. Residents could not access Malakisi Market as part of the bridge had been washed away and only a section of it was accessible. Pupils were unable to access schools due to the poor state of the road and the collapsed bridge. This exposed those crossing the bridge to danger of falling into the river.
In the 2016/17 Financial Year, Sh3.9 million (US$39, 000) was allocated for the road, but the contractor had been paid Sh2.7 million (US$ 27, 000), then abandoned the project. After the completion of the bridge in May 2018, school children and other residents can safely cross the bridge.
Residents are happy after the completion of bridge and the road, as they can now easily move from one place to another.
During the rainy season, we could not access villages like Napara, St. Monica, Kisawayi, Bisuche, and Lukhuna because of the poor state of the bridge.”
– Maurice Namukongo, a resident of Sango Namilam Village.
Another resident, Pamela Wasilwa, said completion of bridge has made it safe for children to travel to school, daily.
Now children go to school without being accompanied by parents, as this bridge has been completed. Now we do not have to go asround through Kimaeti road to access our villages from Malakisi and Mukwa .”
– Ms Wasilwa, from Bisuche village.