Following a presentationon the state of the country’s roads by the Minister of Local Government and Public Works, Cabinet noted that due to extensive damage on roads, some areas have been rendered inaccessible. This state of affairs has adversely affected socio-economic activities such as distribution of food and inputs and the delivery of important services.
POST CABINET BRIEF EXTRACT
“Cabinet has resolved that all roads in the country be declared a State of Disaster. The Declaration will facilitate the release of resources for the repair and rehabilitation of all roads that require such works. The restorative works will cover all urban areas as well as the rural and trunk roads. It will also pave way for the standardization of quality under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development. The necessary legal procedures to give effect to the declaration is being worked on.”