Kenya’s Mlolongo weighbridge is set to be adopted as the official weighbridge standard to be used across the African continent.
Speaking during a routine inspection of services in the busy weighbridge, Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) Axle Load operations Director Eng. Michael Ngala said the premier facility has been adored by engineers across Africa for its efficiency.
“We have had delegations from across the continent benchmarking on Mlolongo to facilitate their own axle load control measures and continental organizations have said this would be the standard to be adopted across Africa.”
Mlolongo weighbridge opened up frequent traffic snarl-ups on the road within the town, which, in most cases, is caused by long queues of trucks, lorries, and trailers.
Eng. Ngala added that Kenya would have more weighbridge infrastructure upgraded to enhance economic development through faster processing of goods and services.
Mlolongo weighbridge sits on the critical A8 Nairobi-Mombasa highway. The road links land-locked East African countries to the Mombasa Port.
It serves Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, parts of DRC and South Sudan.