Nyamira County Governor Amos Nyaribo today launched two water projects that had been stalled for many years.
Nyaribo was accompanied by the National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority officials led by Chairman Eric Okeyo when they visited the ongoing water treatment area at Nyambaria Primary and Riogoro Primary schools in Kitutu Masaba.
Governor Nyaribo told off a section of politicians who go around telling residents from their areas that they have been ignored in terms of development, saying he has ensured each part of the county gets equal development opportunities.
” My competitors are development against me but let me assure them that it is not that easy to do away with someone who is already in power,” said Nyaribo.
Nyaribo called for speedy completion of the project so that the residents can benefit from water that with be available instead of people going long distances in search of the precious commodity.
The National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority chairman Eric Okeyo said the county government has signed a contract worth Shs 42 million with the Authority.
The contract involves drilling, equipping and test pumping of 20 boreholes across the county.
“We will do the best on our side to ensure the project is completed at the required timeline since we have agreed on the same with the county government,” said Okeyo.
He urged the management to move with speed in the implementation of the project contract urging them to give value for money in the project as a government entity.
In their agreement, the Authority and Nyamira County Government came to an agreement for additional works and variations, whereby the tendered variation rates shall apply and shall be as per the required bill of quantities.
Any variation on the project shall have to be discussed and mutually agreed upon in writing by the two parties.
By Darlington Mose