Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project (KIWASH),a five-year USAID funded project will partner with Busia County Government through the Department of Water, Environment and Natural Resources to improve access to water services in the County.
Speaking when the team paid a courtesy call on CEC Greg Odeke’s office on Thursday, KIWASH Chief of Party Joe Sanders said that the project will support and work through public health clinics and local organizations already active in the agricultural and health/nutrition sectors.
The Deputy Chief of Party Japheth Mbuvi stated that the project will assist water service providers to expand household connections and extend their networks to communities not yet being served.
They were flanked by KIWASH Water/ Sanitation Advisor Tim Grayling and Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Fredrick Opundo. Odeke welcomed the initiative saying that it is very timely as locals in the villages have been walking long distances (15-20km) in search of water. He added that the program will help focus on other unattended areas in the County.
The team later had a discussion on the same with governor Sospeter Ojaamong in his office.