Oparanya directs Kakamega water department to connect all schools
Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 00:00 | 2 mins read
Sophie Kagia and KNA
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has directed the county department of water to ensure schools are connected to clean and safe water, in line with the Ministry of health protocols that are aimed to fight the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
He lamented that the water sector has several bodies performing similar roles, and hence the need for streamlining their operations.
He therefore instructed the County Executive Committee member for water resources Kulati Wangia to convene a meeting of all the water sector players within the county to harmonize delivery of services to the residents.
“We have established the County Urban Water and Sanitation Corporation (KACUWASCO) that is tasked with water connectivity in the two municipalities of Kakamega and Mumias,” he said.
He added that the County Rural Water and Sanitation Corporation is charged with supplying the essential commodity in rural areas, while Lake Victoria North Water Services Agency (LVNWSA) is mandated to develop water and sanitation infrastructure on behalf of the National Government.
The governor, also the Chairman of the Council of Governors (CoG), directed all county water projects powered by electricity to move to solar energy to cut on costs.
The governor made the remarks during a funeral held in Marama central location in Butere sub-county on Saturday.
In Kilifi, deputy governor Gideon Saburi has asked Kenyans in to put their focus in the last leg of the five-year term on development that leaders were elected for.
He addressed the public during a church service at Kijiwetanga Hope Gathering Center in Ganda Ward, Malindi within Kilifi County, Saburi said that Kenya has in the recent past observed cases of political violence and killings due to early 2022 campaigns saying that was uncalled for.
“Leaders from across the country have appeared to shift their interest to early politics forgetting their mandates to serve the people of Kenya” he said.
The DG also urged leaders to challenge their constituents through fulfilling their development agendas promised during their previous campaigns instead of jumping into politics of division and hate.
“This country currently needs to turn to God and engage citizens in prayers of healing and after the long observed coronavirus pandemic that saw Kenyans and the world locked from their businesses, I commend the President for his recent commitment to put the country to prayers on Huduma Day which saw believers coming together to heal the country,” said Saburi who was the first Kenyan to be charged with an offence of exposing the public to Covid-19 after his arraignment over violation of Covid-19 quarantine rules.