World Vision gives Malaba-Kocholia water project a boost

The Malaba-Kocholia water project in Teso North has received a major boost from the World Vision Programme after it pledged to help Busia Water and Sewerage Company (BUWASCO) to expand water coverage in Angurai Division.

The deal was struck on Wednesday following a meeting between the county government officials led by the County Executive in charge of Water, Environment and Natural Resources Bernard Yaite and World Vision officials in their office at Angurai.

The meeting also delved on challenges that have hampered efficient water supply not only in Angurai division but the entire sub county.

Yaite, who said the department, is committed to ensuring the entire county has adequate water supply throughout the year appealed to the contractor working on Malaba-Lwakhaha road to avoid damaging water service lines.

World Vision official in charge of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme and construction projects Benjamin Boigor revealed that they had already expanded water distribution points by 7.6 km from Angurai Market to Aedemoru area after constructing five water kiosks.

He said this was in addition to 12.3km with nine water kiosks covering Changara market and Changara primary school, Osia market and Albert Ekirapa Secondary School, adding that World Vision has spent about Sh 60 million in water projects in the area.

Besides installation of pumps and solar lights, we have also committed to assist BUWASCO in repairing the existing network that has been damaged. Boigor told the meeting.

Source: Kenya News Agency