The Teso North National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF) has allocated Sh.22 million in the 2020/2021 Financial Year for undertaking boreholes at seven institutions in the constituency.
Speaking at Chamasiri Technical Training Institute on Monday during the launch of the drilling exercise, area MP, Oku Kaunya said the projects will greatly alleviate the water challenges that have bedeviled the constituency for ages.
He said despite the water projects being located at the institutions, local communities will also be allowed to draw water use the water.
Kaunya noted that the Water drilling works will be undertaken by the National Youth Service (NYS) in a bid to tame cartels and spend less in the projects.
“The NYS is ready to do the works at cheaper rates-which is advantageous to us. Although we have local people wishing to do the projects they lack the necessary equipment,” he explained.
The seven include Chamasiri Technical Training Institute, Akobwait ‘Cha’ secondary school, Kakemer primary school, Amagoro girls secondary school, Malaba Youth Empowerment Centre, Angurai Youth Empowerment Center and Onyunyur secondary school.
The Chamasiri Technical Training Institute, Principal Joseph Mugut hailed the National Government Constituency Development Fund for the water initiatives.
“As an institution we have been spending a lot of money buying water from as far as Bungoma whereby a bowser cost Sh.8,000,”he said.
Residents who spoke to KNA welcomed the projects terming the initiative long overdue.” We have suffered a lot especially during drought, walking long distances in search of the commodity, yet Teso North is not a desert,” a resident complained.
By Melechezedeck Ejakait