Kendu Bay, Oyugis to get Sh1.2 billion water projects

Governor Cyprian Awiti with members of his government recently /FILE
Governor Cyprian Awiti with members of his government recently /FILE

The construction of a Sh1.28 billion water project in Homa Bay county will begin in two weeks time.

The project is in Kendu Bay and Oyugis towns in Kachuonyo and Kasipul constituencies.

The Kendu Bay town water project will cost Sh580 million, while that of Oyugis town will cost Sh705 million.

The works will include construction of water kiosks and ablution blocks.

The projects are funded by the African Development Bank in collaboration with the National government and Homa Bay county.

They are implemented through the Nakuru-based Rift Valley Water Services Board.

In Oyugis town, the sites for construction of the project have been handed over to Nyanchang Municipal Engineering Firm. Jangzi Transportation Engineering Group took over the work in Kendu Bay town.

Speaking during the handing over of the sites on Friday, the chief executive of the water board, Eng Hosea Wendot, said the two projects would be completed in 18 months.

“We are breaking the ground in a fortnight and I appeal to local political leadership to support us for speedy implementation,” Wendot said