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Ol-Kalou residents get mega water, sewer line

Residents of Ol-Kalou town are set to benefit from a mega water and sewerage system that conforms to the growth of the town that also serves as the Headquarters of Nyandarua County.

The Sh 684 million project set up by the National Government through the Ministry of Water and Sanitation, is set to address sanitation and access to clean water challenges that residents have been facing for decades.

According to Water Cabinet Secretary (CS), Sicily Kariuki, the project is about 95 per cent complete and would be ready in a month’s time.

This will be the biggest such project in Nyandarua so far, that will also end the sewage disposal problem.

The project will be implemented by the Central Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency, working with the National and the County Government of Nyandarua.

The project which is being implemented in phases, addresses challenges associated with urban development and upon full completion the project will serve a total population of 68,800.

Speaking on the sidelines of a stakeholders meeting at Ol-Kalou town, the CS called on residents to make good use of the project.

“It would be unfortunate to see residents blocking refuse and drainage systems as this would be detrimental to your health as such filth could be hazardous,” said CS

The Nyandarua County Commissioner, Amos Mariba, who accompanied the CS want residents to be on the lookout for some unscrupulous individuals who vandalize such projects.

“Anyone found vandalizing this projects will face the full force of the law and would be charged under the Prevention of Terrorism Act,” said Mariba

He urged them to work together with the government, to ensure the projects are properly maintained.

According to the CS, the completion of the project will boost the economy of the town by attracting more investors.

By Antony Mwangi

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