Following the successful tour to Industrial Area by the Nairobi County Governor and the Executive Committee members on 24th February 2017, a follow-up meeting was held on 3rd March 2017 at the county headquarters.
During these meetings, the Governor promised to implement all projects agreed upon during the tour. He further urged manufacturers to make good use of all county government offices and to share suggestions or file complaints to help them better their services.
Addressing traffic congestion along the Lunga Lunga and Nanyuki roads, Dr. Kidero agreed with the proposal by the business community to create a dedicated parking area for oil tankers.
KAM Chief Executive, Ms. Phyllis Wakiaga lauded the Governor’s team for their continued support to the industry. She encouraged all stakeholder to support the initiative to get the tankers off the roads as they not only cause unnecessary traffic but also pose a huge security risk.
Speaking at the meeting, KURA Director General Eng. Silas Kinoti noted that phase one of road improvement projects had already commenced. In attendance were representatives from Petroleum Institute of East Africa and Kenya Pipeline Company.
Business owners along East Gate and Maasai road are urging the Government to improve the roads and overall infrastructure in the area. During a meeting held on 1st March 2017 at Furniture International, representatives from more than 30 companies in the neighbourhood decried the poor state of the roads, drainage, lack of sewerage and water supply. The group, through their chair Mr. Kirit Shah urged all government agencies, especially KURA, County Government of Nairobi and the Nairobi Water Sewerage to improve the overall business environment in the neighbourhood.
Speaking at the meeting, Eng. Andrew Sirkoi from KURA assured the business community that they were doing everything to repair the roads. He asked for patience, citing financial constraints. Kenya Power team led by Eng. Geoffrey Nzuki encouraged all large power energy consumers to join and participate in relevant WhatsApp groups where they can share their power concerns for speedy action. Also present were representatives from the Kenya Railways who explained their plans to build ICDL road.
Kenya Power Nairobi South team led by Eng. David Onduru held a successful forum with the members of Ectoville Estate/Road A on 8th March at Kenwest Cables. Among the concerns cited during the meeting include feeder weaknesses, overloading, unannounced shutdowns, faulty smart meters, power fluctuations/dips and frequent third-party interference.
More neighbourhood meetings will be held in different parts of Industrial Area to guarantee consumers of reliable power supply.
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