Africa-Press – Kenya. While substantial progress has been made in increasing access to clean drinking water, millions of people mostly in rural areas, still lack this basic need. According to statistics worldwide, one in three people do not have access to safe drinking water.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also demonstrated the critical importance of sanitation, hygiene and adequate access to clean water for preventing and containing diseases. It is with this in mind that Mozzart commissioned its eighth water project in the Kyumbe Primary School in Wingemi Location, Kitui Country.
Mozzart has continued to support the people of Kenya through Social Responsibility and initiative “Action 100 wells” which aims to deliver clean and safe drinking water to needy communities by drilling boreholes. The head teacher, Mr Robert Wambua, thanked Mozzart for the gesture.
“Thank you Mozzart for what you have done. This is a very great resource for the people in this community. You have solved a big water problem that has been with us for years. We had pupils walking 25 kms with 5 litres of water everyday but that burden has now been relieved. The burden has also been lifted off the backs of the parents thanks to Mozzart,” Area Chief Geoffrey Mutiango echoed Wambua’s sentiments.
“On behalf of people of Wingemi Location and parents at large I can’t express how these people feel. We want to say thank you on behalf of them. We have approximately of 80,000 people residing in this location and we will ensure this serves them all. We have suffered together and we are now going to enjoy together. This is good news to us and I want to also ensure that we will give this project maximum security it deserves for it to serve us for a very long time.”, he said.
Mozzart’s Marketing Manager Frank Ochieng’ urged the local leadership to ensure the project benefits as many people within the area as possible.
“This is the eighth borehole we have successfully commissioned and we are very proud and happy to support the Nuu community. Six out of the eight boreholes are powered by solar pumps to sort out the problem with electricity outages, but most importantly in areas not yet connected to the national electricity grid. Since Mozzart has enabled the water to come up, my humble plea to the area leadership in charge of water is to lobby to ensure the water is piped for it to reach many more residents of Nuu,” he said.
So far Mozzart has commissioned fresh water points in Munguini Secondary School in Maragua, Muranga County, Imbo Kothidha, Homabay County, Lurambi Primary School, Kakamega County, Chebunyo Dispensary, Bomet County, Katanga Secondary School, Machakos County, Murumba Market, Busia County, Kakili Primary School, Makueni County and now Kyumbe Primary School, Kitui County.
The total cost of this project at Nuu is Ksh 2,964,044.