By Joy Macharia
Muranga Water and Sewerage Company (Muwasco) has received Sh32 million grant from World Bank to boost water supply to its consumers.
The grant meant to cushion water service providers in their efforts to contain Covid-19 pandemic will see over 15000 people benefit with water which translates to 1000 connections.
Muwasco Managing Director Engineer Daniel Nganga says part of the money will be used to improve connectivity to Kabuta area which has grown to be the central nerve of Muranga town given that majority of the town investors have settled in the area.
“Sh7 million will be used to boost water supply to Kabuta and Githuri areas, water consumers have been getting water on rationing formula but with the grant, they will soon be getting steady supply of the important commodity,” Engineer Nganga said.
Speaking when he led the water firm engineers to inspect the progress of the project, Eng Nganga said the project will be complete by next week.
He said the remainder of the money will be utilised to boost water connectivity to Mirira village and other areas within their jurisdiction.
In 2017, the water firm received Sh 16.9 million grant from Vitens Evides International (VEI) a consortium of six Dutch Water companies to connect Kabuta and Kiangatia areas which are considered as semi arid.
The project targeted 9000 people in those areas who had lived without tapped water since time immemorial.