More than 3,000 families from Shamata village are set to benefit from supply of clean water from a borehole the local government has sunk.
The borehole is based at Shamata Girls Secondary School. It will also serve three neighbouring schools and several trading centres.
While commissioning the borehole yesterday, governor Francis Kimemia said his administration was committed to ensuring residents of the county had access to water for domestic use and irrigation.
The school has suffered lack of water for decades.
“The biggest challenge in this county is lack of water, and that is why my administration has given the sub-sector priority. We are committed to sinking some 64 boreholes all over the county by the end of this year,” said the governor.
Meanwhile, the county government is also grading several rural roads to enhance movement of people and goods.
The governor made the announcement while on a tour of Shamata Ward to inspect ongoing projects.
“My administration has also given priority to the roads sub-sector. We will be rehabilitating over 1,000km of road so our farmers can deliver their produce to the market with ease,” said Kimemia.
He warned that the government will firmly deal with rogue contractors. “We are determined to ensure we the roads last long. We shall identify those who will do a shoddy job and deal with them accordingly. We will not allow anyone to waste public resources,” said Kimemia.
Residents and local leader lamented that the area had lagged behind in development for many years and called on the county government to set aside adequate resources to complete ongoing projects and launch others.
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