Turkana County is set to reap big from Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) after inking a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kenya National Highways Authority(KeNHA).
KeNHA, on behalf of the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works, on Friday signed an MOU with the County Government that will unlock Sh2.8 billion for social infrastructure projects.
The CSR is courtesy of the road upgrade projects under the East Africa Regional Transport, Trade and Development Facilitation Project finded by World Bank and the National Government.
The signing of the MoU was witnessed by Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok and KeNHA Assistant Director in charge of Development Eng. Julius MakOdero.
Governor Nanok welcomed the deal saying it would positively impact on the development of the county.
He said under the arrangement the devolved unit will waive fees and royalties for construction materials sourced by contractors undertaking road projects in the county.
“Under the agreement the County Government will waive fees and royalties for construction material sourced by contractors engaged in projects including the Kainuk bridge, Lokichar-Nakodok road, and construction of social infrastructure and fibre optic cable in Turkana; and also provide land for free for construction of social infrastructure and other facilities, “said Nanok.