Kenya’s President William Ruto has launched the building of the Mtwapa-Kwa Kadzengo-Kilifi (A7) road which will link Kenya and Tanzania.
“We are deliberately constructing, expanding and upgrading our road network so that we can enhance regional integration, stimulate cross-border trade and open up access to economic opportunities for the millions of Kenyans. Good roads means progress.” Ruto said on his Twitter account.
Also promised to put more emphasis on infrastructural developments to boost connectivity, trade and tourism sectors within the East African Community
“This is an important road linking Kenya and Tanzania. It will boost trade and economies between the two countries. It will connect the East African Community in terms of integration, jobs, businesses and eradicate poverty,” the Kenyan head of state said.
He was speaking in Mtwapa, Mombasa were launched the first phase of the building of the 40km road.
The Head of State directed the country’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and the Kenya National Highways Authority to revamp Mtwapa.
The road is part of the Sh7.5 billion ($61.4 million) multinational Malindi-Lunga Lunga/Horohoro-Tanga-Bagamoyo East African coastal road corridor.