In a bid to enhance the capacity of local construction firms in road maintenance and rehabilitation, the Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) has announced a comprehensive training initiative supported by funding from the European Union.

The training program targets Managing Directors and senior staff of small-scale construction companies, equipping them with essential skills to effectively manage road improvement projects. KeRRA’s notice in local newspapers outlined the focus on labour-based methods for upgrading roads to low-volume sealed standards, with practical training to be conducted in six counties including Laikipia, Meru, and Samburu.

“We invite small-scale construction firms interested in road rehabilitation works to apply for this training opportunity,” stated KeRRA, highlighting the qualifications required for participation.

The initiative aims to bolster the capacity of contractors in implementing the R2000 strategy, utilizing local resources for road maintenance. Managing Directors will undergo a 3-week training course, while site supervisors will partake in a 5-week program, culminating in practical training sessions in Isiolo.

KeRRA emphasized the importance of successful completion of the training, with only certified contractors eligible for low volume seal road projects. The initiative not only enhances skills but also contributes towards contractors’ accreditation requirements, ensuring compliance with industry standards.

With the selection process underway, KeRRA is set to empower 25 Managing Directors and 50 site supervisors through this transformative training program, heralding a new era of road infrastructure development in Kenya.