Relief for Suba residents as Japan constructs Sh60m water project

Suba South MP Caroli Omondi (in cap) during the opening of a water collection point at Uterere trading center. [James Omoro, Standard]

Residents of Suba South in Homa Bay County have received a boost following the construction of a Sh60 million water project.

The project is funded by the Japanese government and implemented by World Vision and targets to benefit at least 24,000 residents.

It is being undertaken at Uterere and Kisegi villages as well as Kiwa Island.

The project entails the construction of water treatment plants, the installation of water tanks and kiosks to enable residents to get clean water.

Suba South MP Caroli Omondi, Suba Deputy County Commissioner Sebastian Okiring, and the Cluster Manager of World Vision in Homa Bay County Shadrack Yator led leaders in launching the use of a water treatment plant and water collection point at Uterere trading center.

Speaking during the launch, Omondi said the project will cushion residents from health issues that result from the use of clean water.

“The genesis of good health is the consumption of clean water. Implementation of this project is going to improve the health of the people of this area,” Omondi said.

Yator said the project will enhance the sanitation of residents. This is through the construction of toilets on beaches and schools in the area.