Monday, 21 March 2016
Awiti commissions water project, assures residents of clean piped water.
Governor Cyprian Awiti/ Photo File
The County Government of Homa Bay has embarked on an elaborate program to improve water supply and the road network in all the eight Sub Counties in the county.
Governor Cyprian Awiti has reiterated the commitment by his administration to ensuring all the county’s estimated 260,000 homesteads are provided with clean and reliable source of water. He said schools, and market centers had also been prioritized in the ongoing water projects.
Awiti made the remarks yesterday during inspection and commissioning of completed water projects at Bongia in Central Karachuonyo. He also commissioned solar energy powered water projects at Oriang Katuola and Otok locations.
Mr Awiti also announced that roads leading to water projects, schools and markets will be upgraded to all-weather standards to enable residents to access services with ease.
The Governor was accompanied by Members of the County Executive Committee, Nicholas Koriko (Finance and Planning) , Eliud Otieno (Infrastructure and Transport) and Chief Officer for Water and Environment, Ms Meryln Agwa.
He announced that he was in negotiations with the African Development Bank to fund the tarmacking of Kendu-Oyugis road and Rangwe-Oyugis road.
Local residents thanked the County Government for the efforts in ending their agony of walking long distances in search of water.
Mr. Awiti appealed to the locals to register as voters in large numbers ahead of the closure of mass voter registration next week.
“We can achieve a better bargaining power politically only if we have a strong voting bloc, otherwise we will be condemned to playing second fiddle to other blocs if we don’t register as voters and turn out 100% to vote in any election,” the governor said.