Providing clean water more critical than building roads
Perhaps it is time we reconsider our priorities in infrastructure development. As much as roads are an important aspect in development, we cannot keep allocating billions to this and ignoring more important issues such as access to water, healthcare and education. Provision of clean drinking water is critical in developing this country to middle-income status by 2030 as guided by the Vision 2030 document. Clean, piped and reliable water supply should be a priority area for any government that is in touch with reality. Clean water ensures people are healthy and clean, reduces expenditure in health and ensures people participate in nation building.The Treasury allocates billions to the Transport ministry for roads and still allocates large amounts to the National Constituency Development Fund from which MPs finance road projects. Counties are also building some roads. In all this, water and sanitation is ignored.
FELIX ONYIEGO Kisii county