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World Vision in Sh86m water projects in Kisumu

Over 9,000 households and 10 learning institutions to benefit from the initiative

In Summary
  • The projects will improve water provision and boost literacy skills among residents.
  • World Vision Kisumu branch manager Jeremiah Orongo said the water project consists of boreholes and water tanks that cost close to Sh81 million.
On a daily, NMS is distributing one million litres of water using 42 water bowsers across informal settlements in Nairobi in areas where there are no boreholes./WILFRED NYANGARESI.
On a daily, NMS is distributing one million litres of water using 42 water bowsers across informal settlements in Nairobi in areas where there are no boreholes./WILFRED NYANGARESI.

The Kisumu government has unveiled multimillion-shilling projects funded by World Vision Kenya to provide basic amenities to residents.

Deputy Governor Mathew Owili on Tuesday graced the official handover of seven solar-powered water projects and two early childhood development and education classrooms in Katito town, Nyakach subcounty.

The county government thanked World Vision Kenya for the implementation of the projects, which cost over Sh86 million. They will improve water provision and boost literacy skills.

“Over 9,000 households and 10 learning institutions are set to benefit from the projects that seek to supplement the county government's efforts to increase pipeline extensions in Nyakach,” Owili said.

World Vision Kisumu branch manager Jeremiah Orongo said the water project consists of boreholes and tanks that cost close to Sh81 million and will enable the community to have access to safe and clean water.  

He said World Vision prioritised the water project to respond to the myriad challenges the community was experienced in accessing the basic necessity.

“Water is a precursor of development as it allows communities to prosper and thrive as a result of good health and opportunities for economic growth,”  Orongo said.

Beneficiaries include Onyuongo RC, Oremo, Kandiege, Moro, Magunga, and Kowire primary schools. Some projects serve traders at various markets and health facilities in Katito.

In addition, the organisation has constructed an ablution block in Katito town at a cost of Sh1.9 million to augment sanitation facilities.

The new facility is expected to serve over 800 traders.

The county government promised to develop a framework to ensure management and sustainability of the projects.

-Edited by SKanyara