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EWASCO to host games

Embu Water and Sanitation Company (EWASCO) is warming up to host inter counties Water and Sanitation Companies (WASCO) games to be held in July.
According to EWASCO Managing Director Engineer Hamilton Karugendo, about 35 counties will participate in the games.
“EWASCO will be hosting not only the inter counties games but also will be the centre for celebrating the 10th anniversary of the games,” Karugendo observed.
Eng.Karugendo said the games’ objective is to sensitize the public on non-revenue water which stands at 43 % which translate to a loss of Sh 7 billion every year adding that in Embu water losses stand at 30-40 % translating to Sh 8 million per year.
“Apart from sensitizing the public on water losses we are also intending to plant over 2, 000 tree seedlings at Njukiri forest, however in the long run we target over 30, 000 seedlings,” he added.
Dickson Njiru, EWASCO Head of Finance and also chairman, WASCO games local organising committee said all kinds of games including athletics, ball games and indoor games will be played.
Njiru also said they are expecting over 2,000 participants who have started booking for accommodation in local hotels adding that EWASCO teams which will participate in 15 games are preparing well.
“Last year WASCO games held in Nyeri saw EWASCO emerge position two in darts and squash while position three in pool table and ajua,” he added.
On security during the games, the chairman said they have been holding consultative meetings with the county commissioner and county security team to ensure the security is maintained.
Ms. Mary Mugwira, EWASCO Human Resource Manager who is also WASCO National General Secretary said apart from sensitizing public on non-revenue water, the various water companies that will participate in the games will also have time for bench marking and sharing of ideas which they can apply to improve service delivery to the public.
By Kimani Tirus

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