Cabinet Secretary, Eng. Michael Kamau delivers his speech when he officially opened a workshop on “Do-Nou” technology in Nairobi.
The technology uses gunny bags to patch up damaged sections of a road by applying soil compacting technique using gunny bags. Japan government through the Community Road Empowerment (CORE) an international organization registered in Kenya has funded the technology. Do Nou method is labour intensive method and is cheaper compared to other technologies used to repair rural roads. Eng. Kamau said that the technology fits in well with Roads 2000 Strategic Plan 2013-2017, which has laid emphasis on utilization of locally available materials for roads construction and rural labour to create employment for Kenyans. He said the ministry will support the technology and urged youth and women groups to take advantage of the new technology by forming companies that could acquire tenders to repair rural roads using the technology.
Cabinet Secretary, Eng. Michael Kamau is shown how Do-Nou technology is applied to repair damaged sections of a road.
Community Road Empowering (CORE), an international registered company in Kenya is spearheading the use of this technology in rural areas through funding from the Government of Japan. Also in the picture is Deputy Chief of Mission, Japan Embassy in Kenya, Mr. Mikio Mori and Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) Director General, Eng. Mwangi Maingi.