Ensure sustainability of the company,  new GWASCO Directors told

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae addressing the new GWASCO directors at Ufanisi hotel, together with Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama PHOTO/BRIGHTON MAKORI/DAILY CLOCK

Kisii county Governor  and his Nyamira county part have called upon the new Gusii Water and Sanitation company (GWASCO) Directors to  perform their duties and ensure sustainability of the company in totality.

Speaking on Wednesday at Ufanisi resort when they met the new GWASCO directors  they said they are in support and they will ensure that the Company goes well so that it can serve the Gusii community.

Governor Ongwae  and Nyagarama said that they will not sit and watch the Company collapse instead  they will support it to end the challenges of water shortages in the two counties.

“We are committed as  Governors in supporting the GWASCO in service delivery by ensuring that our major towns  are getting water,” said  Governor Ongwae.

“The new directors must now ensure all major and rural towns in both counties are connected with piped water,” he added

In the past one month the company had disputes with two stakeholders who have since moved to the Industrial court.

The company has been accused of non-performance with the two counties suffering acute water shortage even during rainy seasons.

Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama  noted that  the new directors will solve challenges which has been facing locals.

The electricity bills amounting to over Sh 3 million has often been paid by the two devolved units.

The county boss also said that  the water supplier must now meet guidelines given in addition to developing a clear strategic plan in line with the Big Four Agenda.

At the same time Ongwae disputed the Claims that they have interfered with an independent body by saying the company was not independent as water is a devolved function and being the major shareholders, they are involved fully in its activities.

The company plans to increase its production capacity to 27 million litres per day.

Currently, GWASCO supplies about 5 million litres of water per day to about 240,000 people.