Trans Nzoia county government is planning to ditch Nzoia Water Services Company (NZOWASCO) over poor services.
According to Governor Patrick Khaemba, plans are underway to set up a new water firm that will manage water services in the region.
Governor Khaemba who spoke in Cherangany during the Jamhuri day celebrations, said the move to set up a new water firm is aimed at improving services and extension of water circulation in the area.
“The people of Trans Nzoia, are tired of poor services by NZOWASCO that is why we are establishing a new water company,” said Khaemba.
Already Hospital ward MCA Erick Wafula has sponsored a motion seeking to compel the County Government of Trans Nzoia to break ties with the water firm over its poor service.
However NZOWASCO chairman Furaha Lusweti has warned against the move.
He said by ditching NZOWASCO’s services, the County Government of Trans Nzoia risks jeopardising the KSh 9 million Kapolet-Kitale water project funded by the Belgium government.
NZOWASCO is fully owned by the County Governments of Trans Nzoia and Bungoma. It was formed under the Companies Act (CAP 486) on 4th February 2004 by the defunct Nzoia and Bungoma county councils.