‘Pro­vi­sion of safe wa­ter our pri­or­ity’

Daily Nation Newspaper - - Readers Forum - By NA­TION RE­PORTER

PRO­VI­SION of clean and safe drink­ing wa­ter and ad­e­quate san­i­ta­tion will re­main one of our pri­or­i­ties, says Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Wa­ter De­vel­op­ment, San­i­ta­tion and En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion, ED Chomba.

Dr Chomba said the min­istry did not only de­sire to see in­ter-dis­ci­plinary par­tic­i­pa­tion in the pre­ven­tion of san­i­ta­tion re­lated out­breaks, but also to see house­holds up­grad­ing their san­i­ta­tion fa­cil­i­ties to make them modern and at­trac­tive.

He said such in­ter­ven­tions would pro­mote so­cio-eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and the health of the peo­ple in com­mu­ni­ties.

Dr Chomba made the re­marks in a speech read for him by the min­istry’s act­ing as­sis­tant di­rec­tor, Abel Manangi at the launch of the Mten­dere San­i­ta­tion Con­nec­tion Ac­tion Plan (SCAP) aimed at ac­cel­er­at­ing ac­cess to ad­e­quate san­i­ta­tion to Mten­dere. He com­mended Vi­sion Africa Re­gional Net­work (VAREN) that fought against poverty by fo­cus­ing on poor and vul­ner­a­ble in­di­vid­u­als for con­tribut­ing to­wards the im­prove­ment of san­i­ta­tion in the area.

“I am aware that the cost for the project is $903,052.18 of

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