The coastal county of Mombasa is getting a major facelift courtesy of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s determination to leave a long-lasting legacy regards roadworks.
Today the Kenya national highways authority has posted a commendable update on the status of the multi-billion Changamwe Interchange road project that was launched way back in 2017 by his excellency the president.
Going by impressive photos shared by KENHA, the project has already changed the face of Mombasa completely.
The mega interchange is a crucial section of the Mombasa-Mariakani road project that is also being worked on by Third China Engineering Company that has partially helped in solving unemployment problems since many local youth have been absorbed to help in providing unskilled labour.
The progressing works at the interchange falls under lot one of the multi-billion project covering between Mombasa and Kwa Jomvu section.
Once complete, the dual Mombasa-Mariakani road will significantly reduce traffic congestion in the coastal city therefore strengthening the viability of the coastal region as a preferred tourist destination.
Mombasa will also stand out as a preferred gateway to East Africa.
The infrastructure project will cost Kenyan taxpayers a whopping 6.1 billion and cumulatively brings the central government’s investment in infrastructure in the devolved the unit to Kenya Shillings 60 billion.
Apart from the Mombasa-Mariakani section, other ongoing projects in Mombasa include Shillings 2.7 billion Port Reitz/Moi International Airport access road that will help provide a key link to the newly-constructed second container terminal.
Construction of new Mombasa Southern bypass (Dongo Kundu-Mwache road) is also underway at a cost of Kenya Shillings 12.5 billion.
All these projects are in progress despite constant criticism directed to president Kenyatta.
Indeed the president isn’t bothered by his detractors at the same time over working.