Over 250 additional households will benefit from Butunyi water project in Butula Sub County that will cost Sh6million and is sponsored by Lake Victoria Water Works Development Agency.
Speaking during the handover at Butunyi Primary School, Chief Officer for Water, Irrigation, Environment and Natural Resources Mr Moses Weunda said institutions to benefit include Butunyi Primary, St Monica Butunyi Girls Secondary and St Monica Catholic Church.
Butunyi water Project includes installation of HDP pipes, storage tank, solar- pump system and one water kiosk that will serve the villagers. The project launch was attended by Kingandole Member of the County Assembly Mr Eric Kaibe and Butula Sub County Administrator Caroline Oduor.
Mr Weunda encouraged the residents to pay their water bills, since it’s this same money that the management committee ploughs back for maintenance of the supply and expansion.
He also advised the board of management (BOM) to install meters for all customers and have an Mpesa pay bill platform to enhance collections and accountability.
Hon Kaibe thanked the department of water for working together with him to ensure that residents from his ward access clean and safe drinking water.
He asked the committee not to bring in politics in projects that will benefit residents but to ensure that they work to maintain the already available projects.
The MCA acknowledged that 60 per cent of residents have been provided with means of getting water for their daily chores; this shows that indeed the governor cares for his people especially women and girls who are mostly affected.