Following grievances by residents of some areas in Busia county over sewage blockages, the county government of his excellency Sospeter Ojamong has set in to find a lasting solution.
Busia county under the department of water and sewage management has set aside sh. 10 millions to maintain and build new sewage pipes in Nambale and Busia towns.
Recently residents reciting in areas of Bondeni and Soko Matope who majorly are business persons, have been lamenting of the bursting of pipes of water wastes which could cause an outbreak of water borne diseases.
In response to their cries, the Chief officer in charge of the docket Moses Weunda while on an exclusive interview cited the problem saying it has been caused by the increased number of population living in the area in comparison to the infrastructure that was designed in earlier 1970s. “This shortage has been caused by the outlived designs that was done earlier……but as a government through Busia County Water and Sewerage Services, they are plans to do constant maintance.”
Weunda reiterated that strategies have been put in place to have a lasting solution to people living in Nambale and Busia town. “We want to thank the African development Bank ADP for conducting a feasibility and we expect that the report will be used to give us more funds to curb the situation.”
Lack of water, poor sewage systems and pathetic hygiene has been a concern in many counties, a menace that has caused death and others at risk. Counties that have been affected recently include West Pokot, Baringo and Nakuru.