KOICA water project launched in Bungoma County

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Korean ambassador to Kenya H.E Younghans Choi, Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa, Bungoma Governor Wangamati with other leaders
Korean ambassador to Kenya H.E Younghans Choi, Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa, Bungoma Governor Wangamati with other leaders

The Kenyan government in conjunction with the government of Korea has officially launched a multi-million water project which will run from Chepyuk via Kapkatenyi, Chwele, Kabuchai to Kibabii University.

The cost of the project is Ksh 600 million which was granted by the Korean government in order to fund the project.

The event was graced by Bungoma county governor H.E Wycliffe Wangamati, Korean Ambassador to Kenya H.E Younghans Choi, Defence Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa and Water Cabinet Secretary Andrew Timur among other guests.

Addressing the media H.E Governor Wycliffe Wangamati thanked H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta for fulfilling his promise to the Kibabii University community of sufficient water supply.

He also thanked the Korean government immensely for the continued support since the launch of KOICA phase I and now phase 11 and also anticipated the future plans of the two governments working together.

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) which was established on April 1st, 1991 has been in support of Kenya since 1995 funding several projects worth Ksh 2.5 billion.

The project which was expected to commence back in 2018 was delayed due to the emergency of covid-19 and is expected to be completed within two years. It will serve 100000 residents with clean water.

In his speech, during the event, the Korean ambassador said the bond between Kenya and the Korean government will strengthen further through the project.

“I know water is very key to our daily lives so through the project I expect to improve the quality of life for the people of Bungoma County.”

The Cabinet Secretary of Defence Eugene Wamalwa affirmed that together with his colleague Cecil Kariuki will soon be launching a Ksh 30 billion water project that will serve both Bungoma and Kakamega Counties.

Part of the grants money will be used to design a water master plan which will define how residents from all the nine sub-counties of Bungoma County will access clean water.

By Rayzone