Kakamega County Deputy Governor H.E Prof Philip Museve Kutima Thursday morning hosted the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) for Water Dr Andrew Tuimur at the deputy governor’s boardroom, County headquarters.
The deputy governor welcomed the CAS on behalf of the Governor H.E FCPA Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya and reiterated the county’s commitment in collaborating with the National Government in development matters.
“As a Government we must synchronize our activities and efforts to ensure there is no duplication of the projects being undertaken at the grass root level,” he said.
He said that the County Government has allocated more than Shs 600 million for execution of various water projects among them Lirhanda in Shinyalu (87 million), Butwehe in Ikolomani (38 million), Lwakhupa in Navakholo (45 million) and Musembe in Lugari (38 million).
Others are; Industrial Park water project in Mumias West sub county (25 million), Misango in Khwisero (71 million) and Lumino Water project in Likuyani sub county that is being rolled out in three phases at a cost of Shs 89 million. The project includes installation of a water treatment plant at a cost of Shs 42 million.
The CAS said the National Government through the National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority has prioritised storage of water by use of technology to compliment the efforts of the counties.
Dr Tuimur was in the county to inspect the progress of Utende Water project for schools in Mumias West sub county. His tour will also extend to Bungoma, Busia, Vihiga and Nandi counties.
In attendance were the Ag CECM for Water, Environment and Natural Resources Mr Robert Makhanu, CEO Lake Victoria North Water Services Board Eng. Boniface Mulama, the board’s Chairman Mr. Julius Bakasa, Hon Manya Keya the board’s Non-Executive director, County director for water madam Floice Luseno and Mr. Luke Otipo administrator in the office of the deputy governor.