Residents Rejoice Over Sh30 Million Budalangi Water Project

Budalangi locals may finally exhale in relief as Catherine Omanyo, the Busia Woman Representative, has launched a 30-million water project to alleviate the region’s clean water deficit.

Additionally, the action will lessen the likelihood of waterborne illness spreading, which is frequent during floods.

The Catherine Omanyo Foundation launched the project, which intends to supply clean water to students and locals living close to ten schools in Bunyala Sub-county, in collaboration with the British company WellBoring Company.

When Omanyo announced the start of the water drilling exercise at Bubango Primary School, she was joined by local MP Raphael Wanjala. She pointed out that for a long time, Budalangi residents had been dependent on water from Lake Victoria and the River Nzoia, which became contaminated during the flooding period, endangering the health of the residents.

In collaboration with Wellboring Ltd., the Omanyo Foundation is providing funding for this initiative. We are pleased to report that there may no longer be a recurring shortage of clean water, according to Omanyo.

The first-mile link is expected to help hundreds of homes by providing clean water access to those living near the primary schools at Bubango, Rugunga, Mukhobola, Nanjomi, Nabuchwi, Budubusi, Bulemia, Bumadeya, and Nandekere.

In line with her opinion According to Budalangi MP, the water project would free up time for pupils to focus on their academics because the time lost on fetching water will be used for classwork.

“After this project is finished, students will have more time to concentrate on their studies rather than stumbling through the lake and springs to get water for their homes,” Wanjala stated.

It is estimated that 60% of people living in Busia lack access to clean drinking water. One in three students in schools do not have access to clean water, making the situation even worse there.

“There is a severe water scarcity in Busia, primarily in Budalangi, Funyula, Teso North, and Matayos sub-counties, with sixty percent of the population finding it difficult to obtain clean water,” stated Omanyo.

Leaders at the county and national levels drew out detailed proposals during the election campaigns to improve water availability for every Kenyan. However, the primary barriers to turning the dream into reality have been identified as the implementation strategy and a lack of cooperation.

Significant effects on the education sector have resulted from the lack of access to clean drinking water. According to studies, a large number of high school students who must prioritize finding water for their families either drop out of school or notice a reduction in their academic performance.