A leap towards enhancing the quality of life for over 6,000 residents in Gatamaiyu, situated in Malewa West Ward within Gilgil, the county government has initiated the Mlimani-Mugumoini Water Project. Spearheaded by the Department of Water, this transformative initiative aims to provide access to clean water, addressing a longstanding need in the community.
The Mlimani-Mugumoini Water Project is poised to serve several villages, including Kienjero, Gatamaiyu Center, Tangi, Kwa Wairimu Center, Njurui, Mugumoini, and Gwa Kungu. These areas have faced challenges related to water accessibility, impacting the daily lives of residents who have long yearned for a sustainable solution.
The commencement of drilling for this water project marks a significant milestone for the community, promising not only improved access to clean water but also a positive impact on health, hygiene, and overall well-being. Reliable access to clean water is fundamental to various aspects of daily life, from household chores to agriculture and sanitation.
Present to oversee the initiation of the Mlimani-Mugumoini Water Project were Water and Sanitation Chief Officer Engineer Margaret Kinyanjui and Malewa West Ward MCA Francis Kuria Mungai. Their presence underscores the collaborative effort between local government officials and community representatives in addressing vital needs.
Engineer Margaret Kinyanjui, speaking on behalf of the Water and Sanitation Department, highlighted the strategic importance of the project in meeting the water needs of the community. The inclusion of various villages in the project’s scope reflects a commitment to ensuring broad coverage and inclusivity.
MCA Francis Kuria Mungai expressed optimism about the positive impact the Mlimani-Mugumoini Water Project will have on the lives of residents. Access to clean water is not just a basic necessity but a catalyst for improved health, education, and economic activities within the community.
As drilling progresses, the anticipation among Gatamaiyu residents is palpable, with hopes pinned on the positive transformation this water project will bring. The county government’s commitment to addressing essential needs is evident in initiatives like these, showcasing a dedication to the well-being and prosperity of its residents. The Mlimani-Mugumoini Water Project stands as a testament to the power of collaborative efforts in building resilient and thriving communities.