Residents of Wundanyi-Mbale Ward have praised H.E. Governor Granton Samboja’s administration for bringing piped water to Mlechi Village, an area that had no water supply since independence.
Speaking during the launch of Mwangoto Water Project in Mlechi, Governor Samboja noted how the project will reduce the distance covered by the residents to get this precious commodity.
Margaret Msangi Mwalundi, 63, mother of 7 said that she no longer needs to walk 20 km of steep hills to get water that is at times charged expensively.
Maghanga Patrick, 27, said that access to piped water is important as spread of water borne diseases would be something of the past.
Wundanyi-Mbale MCA Stephen Mcharo said development projects are not to be politicised as they set to benefit people at the grassroots level.
Nominated MCA Jackson Mwagharo noted how Governor Samboja’s administration has projects that are inclusive and targeting marginalised areas.
County Executive Committee Member CECM in charge of Water, Environment, Sanitation, Natural Resources and Climate Change Esther Mwanyumba welcomed this project noting how this addresses the needs of the people who urgently required to have piped water closer.
Governor concluded by stating that the project which included laying a 4km pipeline would be used by Mlechi ECD Centre, Mlechi Primary School and neighbouring villages for human consumption, domestic and agricultural purposes.
The county boss thereafter donated a consignment of 600 face masks that will go in assisting the residents in the area in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.