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A borehole to provide Homa Bay residents’ clean water

The residents of Homa Bay Town East ward can now have a sigh of relief after they benefited from water boreholes.

The water project spearheaded by the area Member of County Assembly Erick Omolo will ensure reliable supply of clean water to the residents.

Omolo said that the project will curb outbreak of water borne diseases and reduce the long distances covered by locals in search of clean water.

Speaking at Maguje primary school during the official commissioning of the projects, Omolo said that he began mobilizing the same before being elected and targeted schools and the surrounding communities.

“It has been my all-time dream to ensure that all schools in this area get access to clean water to save our children from consuming unsafe water, which subject them to health complications,” said Omolo.

The project dubbed, “Water for Schools” has facilitated the distribution of safe water within the area and they have managed to drill a total of four boreholes, since the beginning of December.

Omolo stated that the four water points will cover Wang’apala, Maguje, Marindi and Majiwa villages, adding that he intends to drill more boreholes to help in ending the water challenge in the region.

“In the beginning of next year, I have a target of ensuring that all the remaining six schools in my ward get water boreholes,” said Omolo.

The MCA said that the culture of giving out handouts will never change the lives of our people, instead he challenged elected leaders to establish long term projects which can benefit even the future generations.

Marcella Aoko, a resident of the ward, lauded the MCA and said that the water project will transform their lives.

“We no longer have to walk for long distances to fetch water for domestic use, thus saving us time to engage in income generating activities,” she said.

By Brian Odhiambo and Langat

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