• April 19, 2024
  • Last Update April 19, 2024 7:23 AM
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Busia county sets aside Sh30 million towards water connectivity

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By Peter Ochieng

The County Government of Busia has set aside Sh30 million towards a climate change program, so as to mitigate the effects of climate change.

This is according to the County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Water, Irrigation, Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Andrew Meso.

Speaking while joining the rest of the world in celebrating World Water Day in Amagoro on Friday, Meso said the money will fund various initiatives, including connecting water in critical institutions.

“Through meetings with one of our partners, Western Water Project and consultative forums on policy-making within the department, we now have the policy to guide us in managing our water resources.”

“We have also set aside Sh30 million through our program-climate change- to start the process of water connectivity in critical institutions as we push for resources from our partners to help distribute water in all 6 wards within Teso Sub- County,” said the CECM.

Engineer Meso noted that water is irreplaceable in people’s daily lives, inviting people to reflect on the vital role that it plays in fostering peace, harmony and sustainable development within communities.

The CECM, reiterated his commitment to prudency in water management to mitigate the extreme water shortage, that has been experienced in Teso Sub counties, urging people to be ambassadors of water for peace as they educate, advocate and mobilize for change to create a world where water is a beacon of harmony and cooperation.

On his part, the Chief Officer for Water Kelly Omboko said there is need for the communities not only in Busia or Kenya but globally, to be responsible and ensure there is peace, a safer environment, protecting the water catchment areas to continue discharging adequate water even for life support.

Deputy County Commissioner for Teso North Omondi Wambura on behalf of the County Commissioner, acknowledged the significance of water to the communities.

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