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.

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