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COMMISSIONING OF DI MOODY NAKURUTO WATER PROJECT.

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H.E. Governor Granton Samboja officially commissioned the Di Moody Nakuruto Water Project in Taveta Sub-County set to ultimately reach 17,000 residents of Mahoo and Chala Wards. While addressing the delighted Taveta people, Governor noted how the multimillion worth project brings a solution to the challenge of acute water shortage in the areas and enables access to clean water. The County Boss added that a section of the areas reached have not had access to piped water since independence.  “ The target areas have drought weather conditions. The project is a milestone first to the Taveta residents, “ Governor stated.  The project is a joint partnership by the County Government of Taita Taveta, Kenya Red Cross Society KRCS and British Red Cross. British Red Cross gave a contribution of Ksh 46 million while the County Government injected Ksh 15 million into the initiative. Maria Twerda British Red Cross Cluster Manager stated Governor Samboja’s leadership enabled the execution of the water project and has enabled better living for the beneficiaries who are at the grassroots level.  “ With this commitment, KRCS is striving to greatly facilitate the building of resilience of the local communities along the water infrastructure and in areas with dire need. We have factored in future growth and population increase in the areas, and a lot of thinking has also gone into our programming in line with the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs,” KRCS Secretary General Dr Asha Mohammed in a speech read on her behalf by Elijah Muli, Head of Disaster Management. County Executive Committee Member CECM in charge of Water,  Environment, Sanitation, Natural Resources and Climate Change Change Esther Mwanyumba said that adverse effects of climate change have brought issues of water shortage, but it is now a relief for Taveta residents due to the initiative.  “ The commissioning comes in a timely manner to reduce distances covered by people to  fetch water, which is a precious commodity. Water is life,” The County Boss concluded.