H.E. Governor Granton Samboja has officially launched the Mbangangwale Water Project, Mwanda-Mghange Ward in Wundanyi Sub-County.
Governor remarked how 2,000 people would be served in this area that has never received piped water services.
Further, to make the project fruitful, it was furnished with a distribution network of 6 tanks with a capacity of 60,000 litres not forgetting the 14 community water points.
“ Water is closer due to the devolution process working as a result of Governor Granton Samboja’s administration’s efforts. We put the Governor Samboja in our prayers. This is a miracle. This is a solution for women who will not need to trek miles of hilly terrain. Our heads had begun balding because of carrying water loads on our heads. Now we will look better,” resident Martha Mwamshuru, 59, mother of 4 noted.
Nominated MCA Lilian Kidali added that it is a reprieve for women folk as they won’t tire when fetching this precious commodity.
Mwanda-Mghange Ward Member County Assembly MCA Anselm Mwadime noted of the numerous development projects executed by Governor Granton Samboja’s administration that are reaching people at the grassroots level.
“The biggest offering one can give is the gift of water. This is exactly what Governor Samboja has done,” Kaloleni Ward MCA Ahmed Omar reiterated.
The County Boss stated that people can now easily connect this precious commodity to their private homes.
Governor Samboja then released bursaries worth over Ksh 2.5 million to 450 students from special schools, secondary and tertiary educational institutions.
Governor Samboja noted how the selection process was fair as a majority of the beneficiaries have huge amounts of unpaid school fees, due to the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Students can now stay in school and concentrate in a conducive studying environment,” Governor Samboja remarked.
Chala Ward MCA Daniel Nguzo commented that such initiatives come to fruition as a result of good relations between an administration and the people at the grassroots level.
Marungu Ward MCA Paul Waweru thanked Governor Samboja for always having people of Taita Taveta in his heart.
Nominated MCA Jackson Mwagharo said that it is good to see projects flourishing at the community level.
The County Boss concluded by donating a consignment of 1,000 face-masks to help residents shield themselves from coronavirus.
In attendance were Chief of Staff Rachel Dawai, Gender Adviser Priscilla Mwangeka, County Executive Committee Member CECM in charge of Water, Environment, Sanitation, Climate Change and Natural Resources Esther Mwanyumba, CECM in charge of Education, Libraries and Vocational Training Centres VTCs Defence Manga, Governor’s PA Wilfred Mwalimo, County Chief Officer CCO Water, Environment, Sanitation, Climate Change and Natural Resources Silvanus Mwakoma, CCO Education Evelyn Shighi among other senior County officials.