Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company Limited

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From right; Eng Moses Jura (KIWASCO), Eng David Onyango, Kariuki Mugo, Emmanuel Owako (WSUP)

Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) will now partner for the next five years to enhance service delivery in the Low Income Areas (LIAs). This is after the signing of an MoU between the two organizations in a ceremony held at KIWASCO head offices.

WSUP, who have a pool of expertise in the water and sanitation industry plan to bring this in the project through capacity building. The project aims to reach out to more households to access have piped water. The partnership will also enhance the existing models of service delivery by adopting the use of new technologies.

Speaking during the signing, Kariuki Mugo, the Country Programme Manager said that their team is already on the ground doing capacity-building of the master operators. He elaborated the need to transform Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to be sustainable, business oriented enterprises.

Eng. David Onyango, MD KIWASCO expressed his gratitude to WSUP for partnering with KIWASCO. He expressed the desire to improve service delivery in informal settlements through integrating technology and best practices. “60% of customers served by KIWASCO are from the informal settlements and any initiative that supports them is welcomed,” he remarked. Eng Onyango went ahead to say that the sector needs a transformative agenda for improved service delivery which can leave a mark years later.