• Omulele said residents should be drinking water at their doorstep and not carrying jerry cans to streams in the 21st century.
• The MP's remarks came amid plans by Governor Wilber Ottichilo to commission the project funded by the Belgians.
The Vihiga county administration should speed up the completion of the Sh.1.7 billion water project for residents, Luanda MP Christopher Omulele has said.
Omulele said residents should be drinking water at their doorstep and not carrying jerry cans to streams in the 21st century.
The MP's remarks came amid plans by Governor Wilber Ottichilo to commission the project funded by the Belgian Government.
Ottichilo had said the project was 95 per cent complete with Sh25 million set aside for piping to residents' homes.
The MP spoke after school heads in Luanda subcounty had raised fears over a flu outbreak within their institutions.
“Devolution was to bring services close to people but our people are not able to get water, health and well-developed infrastructure,” Omulele said.
He said with clean water in homes and schools, airborne diseases will be controlled and time wasted by learners fetching water will be recovered.
The lawmaker spoke at Ebusiralo Primary School where he gave out Sh13.6 million for infrastructure development through the Constituency Development Fund.
Beneficiaries included Ebusiraro Primary School with Sh1 million, Ebusakami Girls (Sh3 million), Ebwiranyi Secondary (Sh1 million), Emaloba Primary (Sh1.6 million), Epang’a Primary (Sh1.6 million) Ebusamba Primary (Sh2.4 million) and Esiandumba Secondary (Sh2 million).
The lawmaker challenged residents to take their children to school, saying those who fail will be prosecuted.
“We have no lands in Bunyore; the little space we have stones have occupied so we should learn to utilise the space we have and we must take our kids to school. It's the only option we have,” Omulele said.
The MP challenged his competitors to do politics of policies and ideologies that will build Luanda’s economy and stop branding him as their enemy.
The lawmaker said everyone has a right to contest any seat and deliver services to the voters if elected.
Omulele said issues of health, water and electrification lie within the county docket and it should ensure the residents are enjoying the services.
He urged his constituents not to elect leaders blindly but to look at their manifesto.
“Those who will come for the gubernatorial seat must give us water, electricity, and a good road network as their priority,” Omulele said.