Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong is expected to commission the Khwirale water project in Nambale Sub County next week after the contractor Sowina Investments Limited completed the work within the scheduled time.
Chief Officer for Water, Irrigation, Environment and Natural Resources Moses Weunda said works on the World Bank project through the Kenya Devolution Support Program (KDSP) have been completed.
He said the next five days will be the turning point for the residents of upper Nambale when they start receiving piped water.
“The project is expected to benefit additional 150 households. It includes a solar pumping system, HDP water pipes and a steel tank with 50,000 litres capacity and minimum pumping capacity of 9000L per hour,” he said.
Nambale Sub County Water Officer Thomas Kashmir said the water project is to benefit the school where it is constructed and the surrounding areas of Swit Wotas along the Nambale-Amukura road, adding that the piping will later extend to Segero and Matunda villages.
The Nambale Scheme manager Silas Onyango said the project design will take care of water overflow with no water going to waste but to distribution line.
Area resident Vitalis Indenje thanked the County Government for availing water to residents of upper Nambale and the St Peter’s Khwirale Primary School saying the gesture will be reciprocated by the community.