H.E. Governor Granton Samboja has commissioned 3 water projects: Kiziki, Shate and Mlawa in Wundanyi Sub-County in line with the functions of devolution, bringing essential services closer to the people at the community grassroots levels.
Residents in these areas celebrated the efforts of the County Boss as this is the first time they are receiving piped water since independence.
Kiziki Water Project targeting 500 households has its source from Wesu springs.
Shate targets 300 households.
Mlawa Water Project targets 500 households and Mlawa Primary School. The communal water points are stationed at lwalenyi and Mlawa.
“ We used to walk as far as 10 km of mountainous terrain to fetch water. We can use the water in agricultural activities and domestic purposes. Now we can go to salons as previously we could not. We did not need to get our hair done because we carried water on our heads, “ mother of 4 Rael Salim, 59, a beneficiary of Mlawa Water Project said.
County Executive Committee Member CECM in charge of Water, Environment, Sanitation, Climate Change and Natural Resources Esther Mwanyumba said the projects align with Sustainable Development Goal SDG 6 which is about clean water and sanitation for all.
Members of County Assembly MCAs present Paul Waweru- Marungu Ward, Steven Mcharo- Wundanyi-Mbale Ward, Nominated MCA Jackson Mwagharo and County Chief Officer CCO Silvanus Mwakoma appreciated the Governor’s efforts for bringing tapped water for the first time in the areas of Kiziki, Shate and Mlawa.
Governor remarked how water is a vital ingredient in sustainable development as this boosts high levels of health, agriculture, industrialisation among other important pillars of the economy.