Taita Taveta County government through the Tavevo water company has signed a Sh 859m water supply contract that will benefit over 100,000 residents.
Speaking today while handing over the project to the contractor, Suhufi agencies LTD at Tavevo offices in Voi, County Secretary Liverson Mgendi speaking on behalf of H.E Governor Granton Samboja said that perennial water problems in Voi, Mwatate, Wundanyi and Taveta towns will be addressed through the 57km water pipeline.
“This project is going to provide clean and safe water to residents in these towns who have suffered for a long time. This is in line with SDG 6 that is about providing clean safe water to the people,” said Mghendi.
Water, Environment and Climate Change CECM Esther Mwanyumba thanked H.E governor Samboja for collaborating with the National Government and World Bank to bring the project to the people of Taita Taveta.
“This project is a game-changer to the lives of Taita Taveta people. Water is life and we are optimistic that this project will improve the livelihoods of our people,” noted the CECM.
Tavevo project coordinator Patrick Wadu said that the project entails laying pipes along new water lines and replacing the old dilapidated pipes.
“This will improve water supply to areas that had no water previously,” he said.
Present were Tavevo MD Richard Ngwatu, Water CCO Sylvanus Mwakoma, Tavevo board chair Houghton Mombo, board members Ruth Lelewu, Agness Mwasi, Eliston Mwamtungu among other staff members.