Residents of Gwasi South in Suba Sub County have a reason to smile after the County Government of Homa Bay commenced the construction of a Sh 8m dam that will ensure steady supply of water in the area.
The Ochuna dam, near Agolo Muok, will serve more than 70,000 households when it is finally completed in the next few months. Governor Cyprian Awiti yesterday commissioned work on the project which area MP and ODM National Chairman, John Mbadi described as a milestone for the constituency that has faced perennial water shortages.
The ceremony turned into a fanfare after Governors- Cornell Rasanga (Siaya), Jacktone Ranguma (Kisumu) and representatives of Migori Governor Okoth Obado joined Mr Awiti at the function.
Mr Awiti said the Dam project will include bathrooms, toilets and cattle watering sections. “This is part of our promise to the people of Suba. Mr Mbdi and myself have also successfully lobbied for the tarmacking of Mbita- Sindo-Magunga- Sori road. The Contract is already awarded and work is starting soon,” said Mr Awiti.
Mr Awiti, Mr Mbadi and the two governors later joined other guests at Nyenga Mixed Secondary School for a funds drive that raised Sh 2.7 m towards the purchase of a school bus.
Present at the function were Homa bay ODM Chairman, Gladys Wanga, Ruaraka MP TJ Kajwang, Homa Bay County Assembly majority Leader Michael Ooro and several MCAs from Homa Bay, Kisumu, Siaya and Migori.
Mr Awiti later in the evening also commissioned a market solar energy project at Lak Nyiero market also in Gwasi.