Busia County Receives Water Treatment Machines worthy Millions of shillings


Busia County Government has received a Mobile Water Treatment machine, three Honda generators and three collapsible tanks worth millions of shillings  from Lake Victoria North Water Basin Authority for emergency use in floods prone areas of Teso  and Budalangi.

Speaking while receiving the equipment from LVNWSB  Environment  Officer Ibrahim  Oluoch  at Mundika Water treatment plant on Wednesday, Busia County Executive Committee Member for Environment Bernard  Yaite said  the  donation  was courtesy of  the National Government through the Kakamega-based  LVNWSB in  partnership with the  Busia County Government.

He hailed the donation which he said will be of great benefit to Busia residents inemergency and normal times, adding that it will help curb waterborne diseases like cholera and typhoid.

Yaite said  the  equipment  to the County Government by LVNWSB  will help in the acquisition of clean  water in floods prone areas  to minimize the outbreak of water borne diseases such as  cholera and typhoid.

The CEC member promised  to have two staff  from the  Environment department  undergo  training to enable them   operate the machines.

The Mobile Water Treatment machine has pumping capacity of 6,000 liters of water per hour while the three collapsible tanks have a capacity of 10,000 liters  each. The rechargeable generators will be used in power supply.

Oluoch said the program was part of drought mitigation funds   set aside by the National Government through Water and Sanitation improvement Program (WASIP).

He added that Busia was among the beneficiaries because it’s prone to emergencies for instance floods in Budalangi and Teso. Others are Trans Nzoia and El Geyo Marakwet counties.

Oluoch called for safe custody of the machines and  gave a three years warranty  for repairs machine breakdowns.  Busia County will meet fuel and personnel costs.

Photos: Busia  CEC for Environment Bernard Yaite (right) receives   a Mobile Water Treatment machine from LVNWSB Environment Officer  Ibrahim Oluoch in Busia on Wednesday. Looking on   is County Director Water Joseph  Olubero.

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