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Photo: Leaders and Malaba community after talks in Amagoro on Tuesday that paved way for the construction of the proposed Sh700m Malaba Sewage plant.

Breakthrough at last as Malaba community embraces Sh700m Sewage project

The Malaba Community   in Teso North which  had resisted the  Sh700m  Sewage project in the town  citing health challenges finally  threw in the towel  on Tuesday to  allow the project to start.

The  resolution was passed at DIDC Hall in Amagoro that brought together representatives from the County  and National Governments, Lake Victoria North Water Serv ice Board , Malaba Community , Office of Teso North MP, the project consultant and other stakeholders.

Busia County  acting Chief  Officer for Water and Sanitation  Moses Weunda  said the Sewage and water projects   will cost  Sh1.3billion  and will be financed by the African Development Bank.

” The water project will supply the town  and its environs   600 cubic metres  of water per hour. The completion of the modern sewage and water projects   will create job opportunities , development and  corporate social responsibility to the community of  the border town.

Funds  to compensate  those willing to sell their  land  needed  for the project  (33 acres) will be compensated, adding funds for the exercise  has already been set  aside,” he said.

Weunda said  the  project implementation committee  has been formed.  It includes  12 members  from the Malaba community and other members  from  the County and National Governments ,  Teso North MP’s office and representatives of Malaba Central and Malaba North MCAs.

Those present included Busia  Lands CEC Prof  Grephas Opata,  Chief Officer for Lands  Maurice Odundo,   National Lands  Coordinator for Busia  and Bungoma Counties  Charles Rading, Teso North MP  Oku Kaunya  and  Ibrahim Oluoch from LVNWSB.

Kaunya  said the project will change the face of Malaba  and bring clean water  to the border town and Teso North in general, adding that the sewage  works  will create youth  employment .

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