Plans to construct the massive Sh 70 billion outer ring road project along the shorelines of the great East African freshwater lake, lake Victoria were proposed in 2016, about 5 years ago.
The project has not yet begun due to the complex nature of the project and financial constraints. However, there is great hopes that the construction work of the road will soon kick off after being fully implemented.
The Lake Victoria outer ring road is expected to cover the entire six per cent portion of the lake in Kenya. It is expected to run from Bumala at the Busia border with Uganda, to Muhuru Bay at the border of Kenya and Tanzania.
Shipping and Logistics company has established that Kenya is fast-tracking the project and there is great hopes to use it as one of the important infrastructural projects to breathe life into the blue economy of the regions surrounding the shores of lake Victoria.
The National Land Commission (NLC) is helping in tracking the project. Some of the plots where the road will traverse has already been mapped out for example, in Kisumu county more land including those grabbed by private investors have been mapped out for the project.
Should it become a reality, the road will be a game changer for the counties that boarders lake Victoria. The project will be a major breakthrough in opening up more beaches and bays that have been secluded as a result of poor infrastructures like road networks. The project will greatly promote fishing activities in lake Victoria. In addition, it will immensely improve intra-regional trade between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
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