County explores partnership to enhance higher users’ safety
The County Government of Nakuru has started discussions with National Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) seeking to support Private investors to set up Road Side Stations.
A team from County Government led by Roads CEC Eng. Reuben Maritim and those from NCTTCA led by Director Denis Lewa Muganga held a meeting at County Headquarters.
NCTTCA is a government agency mandated to ensure the safety of transport along the corridor linking landlocked countries of Burundi, Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda to the Ports of Mombasa.
Out of the 67 Stations that will be soon established in all the six-member countries, 22 are in Kenya.
A survey was conducted and Kikopey in Gigil was selected to be the most suitable because every day it has at least 200 parked trucks.
Interestingly, an investor from the area has already shown interest to develop it and after assessment, he has been given a greenlight.
This will be the first proposed Roadside station in the country.
According to Eng. Maritim besides creating employment and investment opportunities, Road Side Station will ensure safe parking for trucks leaving the Mombasa Ports to the 6 countries across the region.
“These stations will also promote organized parking, safety & security for cargo and creation of employment,” he said
Some of the amenities that will be at the Station include a petrol station, restaurants, bars, toilets, shops and lodges.
Other informal stages that these long-distance trucks are parked are in Maai Mahiu, Salgaa, and Mau Summit.
Chief Officer of Roads and Transport Johnson Kamau among other officials were also present.