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Residents elated as they begin to access clean drinking water 

Kosele trading centre residents and surrounding area were a happy lot after clean water started flowing in their clean taps.

The residents for the last seven years have been without clean water after the Gendia water site which used to supply the area with water twice a week collapsed, leaving the residents to rely on rain water.

Residents were overwhelmed with joy after they were allowed to access clean from two water points in the trading centre. The water supply was enabled by the Oyugis town water project.

The project is funded at a cost Sh 705 million through the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Kenya Towns Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programme. A similar project for Kendu-bay town worth Sh 550 million is also ongoing.

Construction works for both projects in Oyugis town and Kendu bay town drawing their water from Atemo water intake site in Rachuonyo East Sub County are approaching completion.

Chrispin Omondi Juma, the acting CEO Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency in a tour of the area to assess the progress of the projects said the residents can continue accessing the water before the project comes to a close next year on 31st December, 2023.

“We are doing an assessment of the project, and currently are in Oyugis town project, and then we proceed to Kendu bay town,” he said when he addressed the media.

The acting CEO was leading a team from the AfDB to assess the progress of the projects and see how they can fast-track the projects before closure and hand over to the users.

Elisha Agumba, the Kasipul Sub County water officer said the next phase of the project is to ensure water reaches many homes facilitated through area water distribution networks.

By Moseti Julius

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