The Davis and Shirtliff Company in cooperation with Kakamega County Government Friday commissioned a water solar pump system for the Obulamu Community Organization at Eshilakwe Chief’s Centre in Navakholo Sub-County.
Speaking during the brief event, Chief Officer for Water Eng. Joseck Maloba thanked the company and the residents for partnering to ensure a fruitful and speedy execution of the Community project.
“The County Government has put in measures to ensure residents access clean and safe water across Kakamega County; the Ministry of Water, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change is soon coming up with a proposal to place rural water schemes under one company to enhance seamless management and efficiency in water service delivery and as we are all aware, the Governor H.E Hon. Dr. FCPA Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya identified Water as one of his flagship projects rolling out the ongoing program of laying the infrastructure and supplying the commodity to residents under the slogan, amachi khumukuchu meaning water at your doorstep,” he said.
Eng. Maloba, while delivering greetings of his CECM Mr. Kulati Wangia to the locals, urged residents not to vandalize the equipment noting that such destructions become costly to the Government and hinders provision of such required service to the people. He encouraged the residents to be at the forefront in conserving the environment and help control water pollution.
Davis and Shirtliff is a company that deals with water products and services that include water pumps, boreholes and solar equipment, generators, and irrigation services. The objective of the Obulamu Project is to supply water to the residents at a cheaper cost.
The Company’s Kakamega Branch Manager Ms. Lois Mutua on her part observed that the Group has been working harmoniously with the County Government on various water projects and reiterated their resolve to uphold the cooperation so as to improve access to clean and safe water by residents.
“Through this shared responsibility between the community and the Company, we have installed a solar powered generator that pumps water to a collection center at Bushiri before being supplied to the Bushiri Health facility, Bushiri Primary school and the environs. The pump has a capacity of producing 35,000 litres of water per day serving over 3000 households,” she added.
Also present were Ingotse-Matiha Ward MCA Hon. Absolom Andati, Navakholo Sub-County Administrator Mr. Wilson Yaola, Assistant County Commissioner Ms. Adhiambo Odhiambo, Area Chief Mr. Wycliffe Kombo and the Chief Superitendent of Water in the Ministry Mr. Fred Atwa among other leaders.