Garissa Governor H. E. Ali Korane today commissioned the drilling works for three boreholes in Iftin ward to end perennial water shortage in seven centers within Garissa township.
Speaking to the press at the project site, Governor Korane said he was committed to his pledge to end water shortage in the highly populated Garissa municipality.
The Governor said Bulla Tawakal, Mzuri, Rahma, and Bulla Bashal are among the centers targeted for the borehole projects that also entails the construction of elevated steel tanks and pipeline extension.
Expressing his commitment towards the project, the Governor said it is expected to be functional and supply water in the next three months.
Shortly before commissioning the Water project, the Governor performed a groundbreaking ceremony for the proposed Maji House building.
The project that will be part of his legacy projects to address challenges of inadequate office space and better service delivery, will be adjacent to the current Gawasco offices.
The Governor said the office will accommodate Gawasco company and the county department of Water and Irrigation.
“The County Headquarters and Afya House are almost complete and Maji House has kicked off to end the shortage of office space. Once completed the resource paid in office rent will be mobilized for other tangible development,” said the Governor.
Governor Korane urged residents of Garissa County to be highly cautious of the COVID-19 virus.
He urged them to observe all regulations set up by the State Department of Health and Sanitation saying the disease was highly contagious and could wreak havoc to societies.
He was accompanied by Garissa County secretary Abdi M Ali, the CEC for Water and Irrigation Hon Issa Oyow among other county officials.