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30 Water Schemes Revived In Vihiga As The World Commemorates World Water Day

H.E. Dr Wilber Ottichilo - Governor Vihiga County commemorated World Water Day on Monday by commissioning Nang'oli Water Project in Luanda South Ward, Luanda Sub County.

With production capacity of 264 cubic metres the project will benefit 300 households in Luanda south and Mwibona ward as it costs Vihiga atune of 30 million shillings.

The project is one of the 30 water schemes that have been revived by his government after being grounded for more than five years.

Speaking after commissioning The Nang'oli Water Project, Vihiga Governor Dr. Wilber Ottichilo urged residents to embrace water conservation mechanisms that aim at protection of water catchment areas.

"Water is life and there is need to safeguard our water catchment areas for us to have uninterrupted supply of water" said Vihiga county boss.

Dr.Ottichilo said his Government has set plans to work with Vihiga Environment Conservation Board in distribution of bamboo seedlings from County nursery to residents in a bid to conserve water catchment areas.

He said by next year water distribution to residents will have covered 80 percent of entire County.

Through Water and Sanitation docket, the County Government has set aside 25 million shillings that will be used for piping and connecting more residents to the valuable necessity across the County.

"Before next year water should be everywhere across the county so that time wasted searching for water should be diverted to the development agenda and we have revived more water schemes in the Vihiga cluster water project" Said Dr. Ottichilo

The theme of the day was "Valuing Water" and in tandem with this, the County administration has revived among others Mang'ong'o, Gaga, Bumbo, Chekombero, Chepsaga, Mugogo, Ebunangwe just to mention a few. Over 80,000 households have access to clean and affordable water across the County.

County Executive Committe Member(CECM in charge of environment water energy and natural resources Prof.Inonda Mwanje said water projects have been rivived across the county to supplement areas that cannot access water from the mega Vihiga cluster water project.

Prof. Mwanje added more than 200,000 residents will access clean water at thier door steps upon completion. 

Neddy Anindo a resident and casual worker at Ebusubi health center could not hide her joy for accessing clean water at the health facility.She said supply of water at the facility will improve services.

"We do baby deliveries at this facility,we've faced hard times in cleaning. The facility has been buying water which is costly but now am happy to access water at this facility am quite relieved" said Neddy Anindo.

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Luanda Sub County Nang'oli Water Project The Vihiga Wilber Ottichilo


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