This was revealed by Winrock International engineer Zeidia John when presenting the project’s report mid this week.
Zeidia said the institution is working together with the government to implement the WARIDI project under sponsorship of the American people.
Speaking at Mandera Village, the village executive officer Gladness Ntabwene said before the project a total of 5,293 residents according to 2012 national census had water service, and added that up to now a total of 6,300 residents are benefitting from the project significantly reducing the water scarcity challenge by 80 percent.
Speaking soon after inspecting the project community development officer from Office of the Registrar of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) under the Ministry of Health Timothy Mgonja congratulated Winrock International for partnering with the government to solve various challenges facing the people especially the water challenges.
One of the beneficiaries Sikuzani Shabani thanked the government at the village, district and regional levels for the water project.
A member of the Village Water Committee Hamaza Saleh said the villagers closely participated in digging trenches for the water pipes and called upon them to guard the project’s infrastructure for them to last long.