Construction works for the Homa Bay cluster water supply project in Homa Bay town has began in earnest. This follows the ground-breaking ceremony of the same at the site in Shauri yako Estate by the county executive member for Water and Environment, Hon. Dickson Nyawinda this morning.

The Sh1.2 billion project has finally began after having secured exemption from the national government. The project which intends to increase the water production of Homa bay to 8,800m3 per day will be ready by February, 2021. It is designed to boost the current supply for Homa Bay and its environs.

Speaking after breaking ground for the project, Hon. Nyawinda said the construction begins tomorrow with civil erections at Got Asego and solar farms at the pump site.

“This will be a fully-powered solar project, meaning the current water rationing within the town will be completely done with, once this project is operational,” He added.

Other components of the project included two Boreholes in Rodi Kopany and installation of solar farms for running all pump installations. Both are now complete.

Further, the CEC Member for Water thanked the CMI environment group contractor, Geoffrey for showing commitment in the works thus far.

“The local youth from this area will benefit from this ongoing construction with jobs as promised by our Governor.”

He added: I therefore appeal to all residents and all stakeholders to protect this project and help supervise to ensure a guaranteed sustainability.”

The brief ceremony was attended by officials from Homa Bay Water and Sanitation Company (HOMAWASCO), County officials, among others.