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German organisation to implement water projects in Makueni

German Welthungerhilfe Organisation will spend Sh 36 million to implement several projects in Kibwezi and Makindu Sub counties, the Organisation’s Field Officer (FO) Christine Mwende Kioko has said.

Ms Kioko disclosed that the projects that they will implement include rehabilitating 5 boreholes at a cost of Sh 6 million, construction of 26 water kiosks at Sh 6 million, construction of 25 VIP latrines at Sh 4 million and piping water at Sh 20 million to benefit 949 households in the two sub counties.

She disclosed that the VIP latrines will be constructed in 12 schools adding that the excavation by the community has started and rehabilitation of the boreholes is ongoing besides installing solar panels.

“Excavations works for the VIP latrines at the schools has started and the community has also mobilised material to construct water kiosks where tanks will be erected,” said Ms Kioko in the County Steering Group meeting chaired by Makueni County Commissioner (CC) Maalim Mohammed.

Some of the beneficiaries are from Mombuni 71, Kisingo 211, Matutu 213 and Nzwii 294 and Isunguluni 160 households.

On his part, the World Vision Officer Jared Kiage told members that his organisation has already disbursed over Sh 11 million to benefit 4076 vulnerable children to pay fees in the month of October in Mbooni East Sub County.

Mr Kiage disclosed that they were targeting 17 Sub-locations in the Sub County where the most deserving children were the main beneficiaries in the programme.

“We have targeted the most deserving children from the 17 sub-locations that have overall benefited 949 households,” said Kiage.

He further said that his organisation was in the process to enlist 400 more needy children to benefit from the programme.

On water, he said that 18,000 people will benefit from the AK-wash programme where they will get water for domestic use.

During the meeting, the county Commissioner lauded the partners for supplementing government efforts saying it is important to work closely with both levels of government.

However, Mohammed said they should target well in order to avoid people benefiting twice from different programmes implanted by either the government or partners.

By Patrick Nyakundi

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