Li Pingfei, the Zhongao-Zhongen site engineer says that they faced a challenge of changing the project site because the initial site allocated to them by Busia district local government had issues of land disputes which prompted them to look for a new site and they delayed to begin the construction because they took some time to developed another new project design.
minister of state for water and environment, Aisha Sekindi, has asked the
Zhongao- Zhongen, a Chinese company, to expedite the construction of the
Majanji - Busia water project.
41.8 billion shilling water project whose construction is meant to last 18 months started in March 2021 and is expected to be completed by
September 2022. The project is funded by the World Bank through ministry of water
and environment and it targets to supply water freely to 6,000 households in
Busia district and its main supply tank will be put in Buteba sub-county.
distribution points are in Buhehe sub-county at Mile saba trading center and a
booster pump in Dabani sub-county at the sub-county headquarters.
Pingfei, the site engineer for Zhongao-Zhongen says that they faced a challenge of changing the project site because the initial site allocated to them by Busia district local government had issues of land
disputes. This prompted them to look for a new site and they delayed to begin the construction because they took some time to develop another new
Work now is at 7.5% of the total percentage and they are still
constructing a water treatment plant at Majanji landing site which is one of
the key components of the project.
Pingfei now says that they expect to complete the project in time because most of the
issues have been resolved.
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Minister Sekindi says that she is worried over the slow pace in which
the contractor is doing the work amidst the high demand for safe water for
domestic use by residents. She says that the contractor must hasten and complete the project within the specified period.
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Ojambo, one of the residents in Majanji village says that they have a challenge
of water shortage in the area for domestic use because most of the water in
the nearby water sources is salty.
Nekesa, another resident says that they now fetch water in the lake shores
which is dirty and risky for their lives as they get get attacked by animals near and in the lake