Res­i­dents draw wa­ter from Chidzuga’s home

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

The Wa­ter min­istry yes­ter­day dis­trib­uted wa­ter to more than 1,500 res­i­dents of Gowa on the out­skirts of Kwale town. Wells and bore­holes have dried up be­cause of drought. Woman rep­re­sen­ta­tive Zainab Chidzuga in­vited the res­i­dents to fetch wa­ter from her home.

“As you can see, res­i­dents are camp­ing here to get wa­ter be­cause the drought has hurt them. All wa­ter sources have dried up,” Chidzuga said. The gov­ern­ment has dis­patched sev­eral bowsers to Lun­galunga, Ki­nango and Matuga.

Chidzuga praised the Kwale In­ter­na­tional Sugar Com­pany and the Kwale Wa­ter Com­pany for pro­vid­ing bowsers. She also thanked Base Ti­ta­nium and the Kwale Youth Fo­rum for pro­vid­ing re­lief food to res­i­dents. Chidzuga urged the county to find a per­ma­nent so­lu­tion to wa­ter short­age.

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