Direct Labour

ACTIVITIES OF DIRECT LABOUR MAINTENANCE UNIT

1.0 Introduction

Direct labour work is the task undertaken with the Agency’s own work force. This occurs when a road repair or maintenance project is executed by the agency’s field office using its own labour, material, and equipment. The essence of carrying out direct labour maintenance operations on our roads is to rapidly deploy men and materials to effectively curtail or tackle any road emergency that may lead to none or unsafe usage of the road. In addition, paucity of fund may hinder the immediate procurement of road maintenance contracts and as such direct labour activities with limited funds ensure continuous maintenance and repairs of the road.


2.0 Preventive Roads Maintenance Operations

The present administration, has instituted the preventive road maintenance programme, which is the periodic application of relatively inexpensive pavement treatments to an existing roadway system in order to retard further deterioration, prevent massive failures and make the roads safe and motorable all year round. Under the programme, roads in good conditions are kept that way by deploying men and materials to continuously carry out targeted routine maintenance works on them..