Deputy Governor Majala Mlagui calls for comprehensive designs for Mwaroko – Iyombonyi – and Kamtonga – Dighai Water Projects
The County Government Department of Water, Tavevo, Coast Water Works Development Agency and Red Cross have come together to rationalise and leverage on their implementation of works within the Mwaroko – Iyombonyi – Sinai Water Projects and Kamtonga – Dighai Water Projects.
In a meeting chaired by H.E. Deputy Governor Majala Mlagui, the technical teams have been directed to ensure the comprehensive design of the works including the linkage points across the various implementation points for all the current and proposed projects to ensure value for money and efficient distribution of water for the end-user.
“We have a great advantage to exploit in the collaboration of all the partners to ensure that all the major water challenges experience are adequately addressed and for the long term with proper coordination. ” Hon Mlagui observed.
Mr Bevingtone Mwakideu the Coordinator of Taita Taveta Projects at Coast Water Works Development Authority further emphasised the need to work together and leverage the funds available from all the institutions to implement all the priority projects.
“Through the Deputy Governor’s intervention, we have managed to unlock critical permits that had halted the implementation of the Chawia Iombonyi project and threatened reallocation of the funds. Through the teamwork and collaboration we can see that the projects shall be successful to resolve the water access for the community members” he said.
The County Executive Committee Member CECM in charge of Water, Environment, Sanitation, Climate Change and Natural Resources Esther Mwanyumba appreciated such partnerships as the initiative is being conducted jointly by the County Government of Taita Taveta, Kenya Red Cross and Coast Water Development Agency.
“ Sustainable Development Goal SDG 17 calls for enhancing the global partnerships for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the SDGs in all countries,” CECM Mwanyumba stated.
The department’s County Chief Officer CCO Silvanus Mwakoma appreciated cordial working relations directed towards providing solutions to the grassroots community members.
In attendance were James Kuria WASH Officer Kenya Red Cross, Bevingtone Mwakideu Coordinator Taita Taveta Projects Coast Water, Livingstone Righa Operations and Maintenance Manager Tavevo, Nzaro Dominic Ground Water Technician among other senior County officials.