In a bid to ensure utility turn around of Water Service Providers under the Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency (LVSWWDA) region, WASREB Board of Directors, Management and County Water Chiefs, undertook a three day tour of the area. The team led by Wasreb BoD Chairman Hon. Joshua Irungu, started by meeting the LVSWWDA, three Governors H.E Cornel Rasanga of Siaya, H.E Okoth Obado of Migori and Deputy Governor Hamilton Orata of Homabay (sitting in on behalf of H.E Cyprian Awiti). Issues discussed with the Governors included governance, performance of the utilities, capital investment and last mile connectivity. The move was necessitated by underperformance of the utilities which include; SIBO Water and Sanitation Company, Migori County Water and Sanitation and Homabay County Water and Sanitation Company in national evaluations as reported in IMPACT 11 Report for the period 2017/18 Financial Year.
The visit to Governors was also part of County Engagement Strategy by WASREB. During the tour, the team also visited the WSPs where they had the opportunity to showcase their water works and other projects undertaken in improving access to water and sanitation to area residents.
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