COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO GET CLEAN WATERHoma-Bay-Asego
County government is set to distribute 678 LifeStraw Community water purifier units to 135 primary schools across the county to curb water borne diseases and enhance child health.
Homa Bay government has been on a three-year partnership with Vestergaard Frandsen and Lamb Replenish in an elaborate strategy to promote public health standards in primary schools, which has seen 1,790 water purifiers distributed to 398 primary schools so far.
Speaking when he flagged off the supply, county secretary Isaiah Ogwe said the government is committed to partnering with like-minded organizations that seek to enhance the livelihood of the people of Homa Bay.
“We shall chip in as county to fund distribution of LifeStraw water purifier units to the remaining 500 primary schools to provide safe drinking water to school-going children,” he said.
LifeStraw county coordinator, Gerald Athaya said the 35 liter capacity purifiers will provide a cost effective means to reverse the global health crisis associated with lack of safe drinking water.
County executives for Education Beatrice Asyago, Water services executive Dickson Nyawinda, Chief Of Staff Eliud Otieno, Chief Officer Education Eunice Owino were present during the flagging off ceremony, among other county officials.