Kenya: Flower growers lament poor road maintenance

Flower growers and players in the lucrative hospitality industry have faulted both the national and county governments over the poor state of the busy Moi South Lake Road in Naivasha.

Former Nakuru Chamber of Commerce chairman Njuguna Kamau said Naivasha is a competitive commercial hub and the state of the road is "a mockery" to the high number of investors operating in the area.

"The potholes are not only damaging vehicles but also occasioning unnecessary delay for flower traders ferrying the perishable produce to the airport," noted Mr Kamau.

A number of large scale flower growers have their farms situated within the busy motorway and use the road to transport their farm produce.

He proposed for a private-public partnership to ensure the road is repaired to the required standards.

Read more at Daily Nation (Macharia Mwangi)


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