Water Project Launched In Suba South

Residents of Suba South are a delighted lot following the implementation of water project targeting to serve over 24,000 inhabitants.

The project was funded by the Japan government at the cost of Sh.60 million and implemented by the World Vision non-governmental organization.

Suba South Member of Parliament Caroli Omondi said the project was instrumental in the fight against communicable diseases in remote villages.

The project was being implemented in three phases starting at Uterere and Kisegi villages before moving to Kiwa Island.

The project entails construction of water treatment plants, water tanks and kiosks to enable residents get clean water.

The Suba South legislator and Suba Deputy County Commissioner Sebastian Okiring led local leaders and residents in launching the project today at Uterere trading center.

Omondi said the project will protect residents from contracting waterborne diseases and save them the long treks searching for water.

‘Consumption of clean water is vital for good health
which will translate into higher economic growth’ Omondi said.

‘The long hours’ residents spend looking for water will be saved and spent on other economic activities,’ Omondi said.

The legislator hailed the partnership between the government of Japan, World Vision and the government of Kenya which enabled implementation of the project.

He noted that another component of the project involved construction of toilets in beaches and schools in the area.

‘I am impressed that apart from supplying water, the development partners will also construct toilets at Uterere, Kisegi and Kiwa primary schools to enhance sanitation,’ Omondi said.

Okiring assured the stakeholders that the project will be under tight security.

He urged residents to own the project.

‘I urge residents to own this project. Anybody who will attempt to vandalize infrastructure used on this project will face the full force of the law,’ Okiring said.

The first phase of the project at Uterere will be completed by May. Phase two will kick off at
Kisegi ahead of phase three at Kiwa Island.

Also present was World Vision Homa Bay Cluster Manager Shadrack Yator.

Source: Kenya News Agency