Habaswein residents have today taken to the media to decry the poor drainage system and poor town planning they say affects their living. The decried the absence of decent roads that leads to the deterioration of the health of the sub-county and loss of business. They said they appeal to their elected leaders to look into improving the road network that has suffered gross neglect since independence.
The 90KM Modogashe-Habaswein-Samatar Road is expected to begin but residents claim its 57 years too late and the construction should speed up.
The poor drainage system and lack of road planning has been a challenge that affected the economic and social life of the growing town. Residents often fence off large pieces of land cutting off roads as the town expands without coordination and lacks supporting infrastructure. The lack of policy action today is storing up costly problems for the future.
The residents said they appeal to their constituency MP Dr Omaar Mohamed to pay them a visit and ”see the state of the town for himself”. ”It disheartens to ask for a visit from our elected member of parliament as he should be leading from the front to witness for himself the state of our town and address our social challenges” said one man who asked to remain anonymous.
The Member of Parliament has been said to be ”the only one from the region not to launch CDF projects in the constituency often doing it from Nairobi”.