The just completed Thiba mega Dam filling up in readiness for use by the Mwea Rice Farmers
The Sh 400 million a contractor has saved from the construction of the Sh 8 .2billion Thiba dam should be re-allocated to other projects within Kirinyaga County , a section of the local leadership has stated .
Three leaders from the area are seeking to have at least some of the millions be utilized for the supply of domestic water to the residents of Kabare Ward where the mega dam has been constructed among the provision of other social amenities locals desire .
Gubernatorial candidate Peter Ireri, County Senatorial candidate Peter Kathanga and the Gichugu parliamentary candidate Njogu Barua said it would be appreciated if some of the money was utilized specifically for the supply of the vital commodity to the residents so that they can also feel the own the mega project .
Kathanga (SAFINA),on his part said a large area within Kabare Ward has never had any reliable supply of domestic water and it was only fair the government channeled some of the saved millions in addressing this need.
Gichugu Jubilee Parliamentary candidate Njogu Barua speaking to the media at the just completed Thiba mega Dam
“We have Riamiatu water project which was meant to serve 18,000 households but unfortunately this never came to be and am now appealing to our beloved government to allocate some of the millions it saved from the Thiba dam to improve this project ,”he said.
The candidate was speaking to the media recently after the Presidential Delivery Unit Director Andrew Wakahiu disclosed that the government had saved Sh 400 million after the contractor completed the project three months before the scheduled time .
Ieri (ANC) on his part commended the contractor for completing the project ahead of schedule and for saving the millions as a result of the under cost.
“These are the kind of contractors we need in this country who are accountable , reliable and honest in their undertakings and this is the direction the country should take from now henceforth, “he said.
Burua (Jubilee) on the other hand said the construction company should through its social cooperate management consider supplying water to the entire Kabare Ward or re-enforcing the existing area water projects .