United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will continue funding projects in Busia County through the Kenya Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) programme.
KIWASH Deputy Chief of Party Japhet Mbuvi made the revelation after a meeting with Busia County Executive Committee member for Roads and acting CEC for Water and Irrigation, Bernard Yaite at the United Nations Crescent Office in Gigiri, Nairobi.
Yaite said the Deputy Chief of Party agreed to improve infrastructure for Sisenye, Alema, Malaba-Kocholia and Mundika water projects for the benefit of the county residents.
The CEC member said among the areas he sought support from UAID includes water infrastructure, institutional strengthening of Busia Water and Sewerage Company (BUWASCO), policy development , catchment conservation and management and rehabilitation of catchment areas, and support for community WASH enterprises to make them commercial units.
” We also focused on BUWASCO where I gave proposals on capacity building for staff and the board management of the company and staff training and rationalization to realize better service delivery.
” We have developed very good cordial relationship with USAID and we will continue to cooperate to realize accelerated development in the County through Governor Sospeter Ojaamong,” Yaite said.
Mbuvi thanked the Governor for investing a lot in improving water access in the county and setting a conducive environment for partner organizations to work in the county.
USAID also supports health interventions in the county. It is funding the Cross Border Health Integrated Partnership Project through Family Health International 360.
Its Cross border intervention has helped control the spread of HIV/Aids by cross border mobile population, Long distance track drivers, female sex workers and male who engage in sex with fellow male.