The County Labour-Based Road Maintenance Contract Policy 2019 has been signed into law by Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong.
The law according to the governor is set to see enable unemployed youth, women and the vulnerable groups in the County to earn a living through Labour based contracts. The policy will provide a framework that will enable the County government to carry out road construction, rehabilitation and maintenance works expeditiously without the constraints of lengthy and protracted procedures.
Criteria for engagement of local labour
It is also geared towards setting out criteria for engagement of local labour and procedures for supervising the performance of such labour contracts. In addition, the County government has also embraced Japanese Do Nou Technology in repairing roads.
The Do Nou Technology entails the use of gunny bags filled with either sand, farm soil, gravel to cover waterlogged areas. At least 50 youth from the County have undergone 20 days intensive training on the new technology and will be readily available to carry out the activities.
“Do-nou” Technology for maintenance of unpaved roads have been adopted as alternative technology proven to improve the livelihood of the rural communities and enhance their role in the maintenance of road and other infrastructure as indicated. The application of the technology motivates and builds confidence in initiating own development.