Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya has commissioned a water project worth Sh 80,000 expected to serve at least 20,000 households.
The Lwakhupa Water Project, expected to serve Navakholo Sub-County and its environs, was commissioned yesterday by the county premier.
Oparanya said Sh 46 million has already been used and that 65 homes, three schools, and a police post have already been connected to clean and safe water.
“This project will produce 15 million liters of water per day. This will be adequate water to be supplied to residents of Navakholo, Mumias East, Mumias West, and parts of Butere sub-counties,” he said, noting that access to water is a basic and constitutional right for every Kenyan, which his government is committed to.
As a result, his government has established the Kakamega County Rural Water and Sanitation Company to achieve the goal, he said.
Oparanya’s administration has also put up water projects at Musembe in Lugari, Kuvasali in Malava, Shinyalu and Ikolomani .
“This is our first project under the Amatsi Khumukuru program to be launched. We are investing resources in the water sector to ensure every citizen has clean and safe water as per my promise during my campaigns,” he said.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.