Residents of Gitwe village, Kanyekiine Ward in Kirinyaga Central constituency have a reason to smile after the Area Member of Parliament (MP) John Munene Wambugu launched the drilling of a borehole at Gitwe Primary School.
The project which involves drilling, piping for both primary and secondary schools and the neighbouring community will cost a total of Sh9.6 million financed by the National Government-Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF).
Munene said, upon completion it will supply enough water to Secondary, primary schools and the residents
“Over 1000 students of both Gitwe secondary and primary will get enough water being the first beneficiaries of this water project,” Munene said
According to the secondary School Principal, the school faces frequent water shortage as they rely on the County water supply that has water rationing programmes.
The solar-powered borehole comes with a water tank holding 50,000 liters and will ensure continuous supply of water to the residents especially for farming activities within the region.
“This project comes as package with a 50,000 liters capacity tank which will be raised 18 meters, supply water to school and the villages,” he said
Munene added that the government through his office was focused on fulfilling all its development projects promised to the people.
The MP also pledged to build Dining hall for Gitwe Secondary as well as fund acquisition of new desks for Primary school.
Gitwe Primary was the top school in the county despite having challenges of desk shortage due to high number of pupils.
By Mutai Kipngetich