Residents of the three wards of Chepchabas, Kimulot and Boito wards, Konoin are a happy lot as their dream of getting clean piped water inches closer to becoming a reality courtesy of the County Government of Bomet.
The project which was launched and started some months ago will enter its second phase this week with the contractor set to construct a modern water facility where a huge water tanks will be mounted on the raised grounds to allow for water to easily flow into the surrounding homesteads. The facility will serve the local community and ease the water challenge in the areas with underway work to commence as the contractor having supplied materials in readiness for the construction of the tanks.
The current Governor for Bomet His Excellency Governor Hillary Barchok is upbeat about his re-election in 2022 general elections as the governor is campaigning for his seat on the basis of a set of accomplishments for which he hopes the electorate will give him a second chance. Among his achievement is the supply and improvement in water provision for the residents of Bomet a program dubbed "Water for All". With the Governor setting stage to ensure at least 60 percent of the residents of Bomet get reliable, portable, clean piped water before 2022 with recent launches of various projects.
Last week, the county Water Engineers and Water surveyors were in the three wards inspecting the ongoing works. The second phase started with new committee set up has they start turning in their reports. Already, about sixty percent of the piping necessary for this program has already been laid in those areas of the triple wards and they are working closely with the Department of Water to ensure the remaining forty percent is completed in good time to roll out the Water For All program.
This basic human right commodity is not just necessary for life but gives human beings dignity because they can handle their sanitary requirements as well as hygiene and cleanliness, for domestic use, for industrial processing and so on. The triple projects of Kaptien, Kaptebeng'wet and Meja Chebangang pipes will cover a new 5083.8Km water pipeline that shall provide access to clean drinking water for over 30,000 households. The projects are expected to be of great benefit especially to women who have been taking long hours looking for water for domestic uses.
This will boost supply water as stated above to homesteads around the community and help mitigate perennial Water Shortages within the region and beyond. This is in line with county boss overall objective of empowering our communities through life touching sustainable projects. Another milestone, improving life standards is in the heart of a true leader His Excellency Governor Dr Hillary Barchok and his library of legislators and vibrant partners.
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