Busia Deputy Governor H.E Moses Mulomi has urged the residents of Samia Sub County to concentrate on development and shun divisive politics. He spoke during the commissioning of the Busijo and Madibira water projects on Monday.
The two projects funded by the World Bank through the Kenya Devolution Support Program will benefit a total of 14,000 residents; this will also alleviate water shortage that has remained a challenge for decades.
Mulomi thanked the residents for their cooperation and hard work towards the project. “It is such an honour seeing residents unite to celebrate the launch of this particular project that is aimed at helping people across Samia sub-county” he said.
The Deputy Governor assured the residents of good work from the contractors and that the residents should be vigilant with every activity that will take place to avoid shoddy work; he urged the contractors to consider employing women and youth during the 90-day exercise.
He said the hybrid system to be used for the two projects will help address the challenge of skyrocketing electricity bills; Busijo water project had an accumulated bill of Sh3.2M but the county government has repaid Sh1.5m to date.
CECM for Water, Environment and Natural Resources Dr Isaac Alukwe assured the residents that he will be strict with the work since as Busia County they still have a name to defend.
Dr Alukwe thanked Bwiri Member of the County Assembly Beatrice Kanoti alias Apewe for allocating Sh4.5M from the Ward Fund kitty and a further Sh11m in the next budget towards water projects in her ward, and urged other MCAs to follow suit.
Omar Shabram representing Megalaser contractor said they have what it takes to complete the project in time that includes extension of about 10km pipes and 9m 50,000 litres steel tank; this will benefit 8,000 residents of Nangina and Namboboto Nambuku wards.
The scope of the Madibira project includes 40,000L and extension of 6km pipeline to benefit 6,000 residents of Nangina and Namboboto/Nambuku Wards.