By JOSEPH OJWANG.
Five water and sanitation projects have been completed in Siaya County to a tune of Sh. 2.42 billion by the national government.
Ministry of Water and Sanitation Principal Secretary Joseph Irungu says the projects are offering quality water supply to the locals.
Irungu says Sh. 2. 4 billion went to the construction and rehabilitation of Siaya-Bondo water supply and sanitation project.
The PS spoke in Kisumu on Friday when he paid a courtesy call at the Lake Victoria South Water Service Board (LVSWSB) while on route to Siaya County to commission a number of completed water projects in the area.
He says the project has indeed improved sanitation in the region with an estimated 51,000 population benefiting.
The PS says community water projects in the county also got boost through funding to their completion.
He told the communities to ensure the water projects are used prudently and they must participate in their managements.
Irungu further announced that a total of eight water and sanitation projects are ongoing to the tune of Sh. 1.29 billion in the county.
He says Siaya-Bondo last mile connectivity project costing Sh. 200 million is on course and is near completion.
He noted that the water and sanitation water projects once completed and commissioned will alleviate locals from sufferings as a result of walking long distances to fetch water.
For planned water supply to schools, Irungu says three primary schools in the County have been identified and earmarked for water projects with an estimated cost of Sh. 19.7 million.
The schools projects include Sinapanga school water supply project, Mbeka school water supply project and Achage school water supply.