A Non-Governmental Organization has launched a Sh.50 million water project for schools in Kisii County in a bid to enhance access to the commodity.
The Sustainable Aid in Africa International (SANA) launched the project, dubbed Financing for Sustainable Wash Improvement in learning institutions that is aimed at forging a public � private partnership by providing clean water to secondary schools faced with acute shortage of the commodity.
Addressing the press after launching the project in Kenyenya Sub County on Wednesday, SANA team leader, Alfred Adongo said the project seeks to establish a revolving fund to ensure secondary schools access water.
Adongo said that in Kenyenya they have started with two secondary schools namely Kerogorori and Emabera whereby they have already injected Sh.2.3 million.
The County Chief Water Officer, Zablon Ongori said they will support the project by offering technical expertise to ensure that regulatory standards are met.
Ongori said the county government was also planning to allocate funds to the project as it was meant to benefit residents.
However, Ongori appealed to the community to shun planting eucalyptus trees which he alleged had adversely affected water catchment areas in Gusii land.
SANA is a Kisumu based NGO working in partnership with local communities, government, donor agencies and the private sector to increase access to safe water supply.
Source: Kenya News Agency