SIAYA – President Uhuru Kenyatta Sunday, May 30 commissioned two key road and water projects in Siaya County.
The President, Sunday afternoon, officially opened the Shs1.6 billion Kodiaga-Wagai-Onyirore/Akala, and Nyangweso-Muhanda road circuit.
The head of state also opened the Shs 2.4 billion Siaya-Bondo water supply and sanitation project to be implemented by Lake Victoria Water Works Development Authority.
The road network covers a total distance of 38kms, opening up the fish and sugarcane rich region to markets in Kisumu and beyond.
The Siaya Bondo water project was funded by the Government of Kenya together with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and will raise the volume of fresh water supply to the two towns.
The project, whose construction began in November 2013 and ended in December 2018, also involved the construction of sewer treatment facilities in Siaya and Bondo towns.
The project will improve access, availability and sustainability of water supply and waste water services to the Siaya and Bondo towns and the surrounding regions.
President Uhuru, while speaking to residents at Wagayi trading center in Gem, termed the two projects as fruits of peace enjoyed in the regions that was brought by his handshake with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
“All these projects you are seeing us commissioning are as a result of peace and unity, and I wont stop appreciating my brother because of the handshake.
“The fruits of peace is development, the fruits of peace are opportunities and eliminating poverty and lack amongst our people and that’s why we are asking you to support BBI,” said President Uhuru.
The head of state proceeded to Yala where he said the clean water was the basis of good health in and the project would serve over 200,000 thousand households.
Odinga on his part, commended the president for his resolve to unite Kenyans, and initiate development projects across the country.
The President and the former Primer Minister were joined by leaders from Siaya alongside Cabinet Secretaries James Macharia (Transport), Sicily Kariuki (Water), and George Magoha (Education) among other senior Government officials.