Lake Victoria South Water Agency donates Water Tanks to Kisii County To Curb Covid-19

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae during the hand-over of the ten tanks from the agency. PHOTO | Elizabeth Angira

KISII, Kenya, August 5, 2020 – Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency has donated ten water tanks to Kisii County government to help in the fight against Covid-19.

Speaking during the hand-over ceremony of the tanks, Dan Omino, the agency’s board chairman said the  Kegati water project has been upgraded from 6 million litres to 27 million daily. The waterworks is about 96 per cent complete.

The chairman asked residents to report cases of leakages and illegal connections to curb wastage of water. “Gusii Water and Sanitation Company (GWASCO) will seek funds from donors to fund last-mile connectivity for residents to access clean and quality water,” said Omina.

He was categorical it’s a legal responsibility for the agency to work with Gwasco and extend connectivity to avoid, non-revenue loss of water due to breakages, illegal connectivity and improper metering.

He asked Nyamira residents to support the construction of Bonyunyu dam to benefit residents of Kisii and Nyamira counties.

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae said the billing, supervision and metering of Gusii Water and Sanitation Company was poor and urged the agency to assist the company.

He noted that piping was not factored during the construction of Kegati water project and revealed a task force involving stakeholders will be formed to source for funds from donors to help in connectivity.

Kisii County Commissioner, Stephen Kihara urged the local administration to be vigilant and arrest vandals and those who tampered with meters. Previously the agency had donated twenty tanks as a measure to curb Coronavirus.

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