Residents of Lubao shopping centre a market widely known for selling dogs are beneficiaries of a major water project courtesy of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation in conjunction with the county government of Kakamega.
Speaking during the launch of the project at St. Monica secondary school in Lubao, the executive member in charge of the environment water and natural resources at the county Robert Sumbi revealed that the ministry donated Ksh. 1.6M while the Isukha North member of the county assembly through the ward fund gave Ksh. 2.2 million.
Sumbi said that the project, the only of its kind will serve a big group of residence from the region among them institutions found in the region.
He revealed that residents from the region will be able to access clean water for consumption however at a small fee that will enable those in management to service the same.
He added that the county government is working out to ensure that all sub counties get access to clean water for consumption.
The Area member of county assembly Robert Lutatwa called upon the management put in place to consult other water users associations to gain knowledge on how to manage it.
He advised them to open an account in which the money gathered will be deposited asking them to file returns routinely explaining that it is the public’s money.
He gave a fee of Ksh.2.50 per 20 litre jerry can saying that it will be affordable and if well managed it will cater for the expenses.
He called upon the county government to see to it that pipes are regularly washed and water treated to avoid water borne diseases.