H.E. Governor Granton Samboja commissioned the Kale Water Project, Marungu Ward making the Kale people to have access to piped water for the first time since independence.
Governor observed that for this section of the project, 2.1 km of pipe was laid so that 800 households would enjoy increased water supply.
“ Residents now need not trek as far as 7km to fetch this precious commodity,” the County Boss remarked.
Area MCA Paul Waweru noted that it is a reprieve for everyone especially nursing mothers who got fatigued searching for water with babies on their backs.
For Isaac Nduria 33, a teacher at Kale this felt like a miracle.
“ Travelling kilometres to fetch only a jerry can of water that is not even sustaining for domestic use is tiring. It is a relief now that the resource has been brought closer. We can now use the water in our homes and farms. I am happy with Governor Samboja’s administration, ” an elated Mr Nduria went.
72-year-old village elder Mohammed Gatsi confesses that he has never witnessed piped water being brought in Kale.
“ This is a first thanks to Governor Granton Samboja. Water brought in the villages will now bring rest especially to the elderly people who are at times tasked to walk with no help to fetch water,” he continued.
The initiative is a beneficiary of the bigger Kibaoni-Bughuta project.
Previously an old PVC service line was used which hindered direct connection to Kale-Kijiweni.
A new 3.5km HDPE pipeline to Mkamenyi was constructed in Phase 1 of the Kibaoni- Bughuta Water Project, which was then tapped to reach the Kale people.
Phase 2 of the project which is in the works will involve the construction of a 5.5 km pipeline from Mkamenyi to Bughuta.
While donating 200 seats to groups to sustain their economic activities Governor Samboja concluded by stating, “ Water is life. This area having proper access to this precious commodity is a sign devolution is working under my administration. “
Governor later inspected the ongoing construction of Kale Bridge.
The infrastructure will improve connectivity in the area.
In attendance were Chief of Staff Rachel Dawai, Chief of Protocol Amos Mkari Saleh, Governor’s Adviser Gender Priscilla Mwangeka, Administrator Governor’s Office Loice Shali, Marungu Ward Administrator Charles Mwadeghu, Chawia Ward Administrator Mercy Mwazo, Grace Mwagharo Tavevo Branch Manager Marungu, Edward Mwakisima Programs Officer among other senior County officials.