Kwale Governor assures residents of water supply during drought
Piped waterApart from the dams, Mvurya said the county was also extending piped water and sinking boreholes in Lunga Lunga, Msambweni, Matuga and Kinango sub-counties. Currently, the region is experiencing a biting drought, which has also seen a sharp rise in cases of human-wildlife conflicts. Mwereni ward representative Menza Beja said the construction work at Mwakalanga dam was within the stipulated timelines. “We are happy with the progress. The excavation work is complete and the information we have is that the contractor will be through with the embankment in the coming weeks,” he said. The dam is being constructed by End to End Company Limited and is expected to provide clean water to thousands of residents. It comes as the region continues to sink deeper into a water crisis. In Mwareni ward, all the 12 seasonal rivers in five remote villages bordering Tanzania have dried up.
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