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Dancom contractors is among the  leading Roads Contractors in Kenya. Roads can have major benefits for rural people through improving access to modern farming technologies, education, and healthcare, and boosting security. Yes, many roads or road improvements can yield major economic and social benefits. But other roads become environmental disasters opening challenging such as illegal logging, poaching, wildfires, and land speculation. Roads promote efficiciency and according to Peter Drucker, a business management consultant, “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things”.Roads should advance efficiency and foster effectiveness.

Understanding the difference between environmentally ‘good’ roads and ‘bad’ roads is vital, because we are currently living in the most explosive era of road building in human history. By 2050, it is expected that we will have an additional 25 million kilometers of new roads—enough to encircle the Earth more than 600 times. Nine-tenths of those roads will be built in developing nations, Kenya among them, often in the tropics, which sustain some of the planet’s most biologically rich ecosystems. These ecosystems also provide a range of vital environmental services, such as storing carbon, providing clean water supplies, and regulating the climate. Environmentally ‘bad’ roads are typically those that penetrate into remaining wilderness areas, rare ecosystems, or protected areas such as national parks.

The sad news is that many roads being built today are environmentally bad. Virtually all of the world’s remaining wildernesses are under assault by road  building. Such roads are rapidly growing for a variety of reasons among them been to access valuable natural resources such as minerals, timber, land, oil, and natural gas; to construct new dams, power lines, and gas lines; to promote regional trade; and  even to secure remote frontier areas.

Following the heavy rains, Dancom Construction Ltd have  learnt a lesson on the need to build  good and long-lasting roads. All the other contractors and stake holders should follow the right procedures in roads and infrastructure construction. This can be achieved by studying the geology of a given area in order to come up with viable solutions to cater for future catastrophes like the most recent one that occurred at Narok-Mai Mahiu road.

The good thing is that Kenya is fortunate to have a leadership that has infrastructure as its agenda of development. Furthermore the country is navigated by many ‘good’ roads rather than the environmentally ‘bad’ roads. The current leadership is also in the verge of building more ‘good’ roads to open up areas for activities that will drive the economy.


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