CS Ministry Of Water &Sanitation and Irrigation Sicily K. Kariuki (Mrs), E.G.H visited Othaya Sewerage Project- Last Mile Connectivity located in Othaya Town, Nyeri County. The CS was accompanied by Nyeri County Commissioner Lyford Kibaara, Irrigiation Secretary Mr. Aboud Moeva, CEO Tana Water Works Development Agency Eng. Phillip Gichuki, CEO National Irrigation Authority Gitonga Mugambi, and other senior Government officials.
The CS kicked off her tour by visiting one of the major beneficiaries of the project, Othaya Girls Secondary School, who are already connected to the sewer line and are enjoying the waste water treatment services. While speaking to the students present she emphasized on the importance of having a vision and encouraged the girls to work hard. She also donated 100 boxes of sanitary towels to the students.
Through the Big 4 Agenda Vision of the Government of Kenya, schools, hospitals and community members within Othaya Constituency will access waste water management once the project is complete.
The project scope of works included laying of 9Km sewer lines, construction of Gakindu Ablution block and a sludge drying bed. The progress of works is at 91% with the project set to be complete by October 2021. On completion, the project will benefit 15,000 people.