Malaba Town in Teso North is set to have a Sh700 million sewage treatment plant with 33 acres of land needed to end the sewage challenges facing the border town.
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong toured the floods prone area of Akiriamasit on Wednesday where the proposed plant designed to hold polluted water in specially designed compartments will be constructed.
The Governor told the area residents that those who will offer their land for sell to pave way for the modern plant will be properly compensated.
” The benefits accrued from the project will be a secondary school, a health centre and dykes to check on constant flooding in the area,” he said.
Ojaamong said the project will be sponsored by the African Development Bank to the tune of Sh1.3billion, adding that Sh600million will be used in construction of a Dam on River Malaba to avail residents of the area with clean and safe drinking water.
The Governor said the national government through the Kenya Urban Support Program will offer financial support to his government to build a few kilometers of tarmacked roads in major urban centres.
The Governor recalled how the Akiriamasit area was landlocked when he took over as the area Member of parliament in 2002.
” I had to construct a road which has stood the taste of time to date.”
Through the Kenya Devolution Support Program the National Government will release Sh50 billion to counties, with each county set to receive Sh110m annually to be used on priority projects.
He revealed that Sh800m will be disbursed to counties with each county set to receive Sh25m.
” Residents should ensure the funds are utilized on priority projects as per the County Integrated Development Plan.”
Among those who accompanied the Governor Busia CEC for Water, Environment and Natural Resources Executive Dr. Isaac Alukwe, Chief Officer Moses Weunda, Principal Environmental Officer Dan Opilio, Teso North Sub County Administrator Chrisantus Okware, Teso North Assistant Deputy County Commissioner Mutembei Mbiuki and Ibrahim Oluoch from Lake Victoria North Water Service Board.