By Gabriel Ndeleva
On Friday , March 12, 2021 – Kitui Water and Sanitation Company, (KITWASCO) replaced its entire Board of Directors, the COUNTY DIARY has learnt.
The board has been in place since KITWASCO’s inception in 2006.
During its 4 th Annual General Meeting a new board, under a fresh Memorandum and Articles of Association was installed.
The new board has representatives from all the Sub Counties under the jurisdiction of KITWASCO including Machakos area.
The new board representatives are; Catherine Nzila- Kitui west, Augustus Mulwa- Kitui South ,Dr. Grace Mutua – SEKU, Peter Wambua – Kitui Rural, Saidi Mutia-Kitui South, David Musau-Kitui East, Gustus Mutio-Kitui East, Harrison Nyumu- Kitui Central, Stanley Mangeli- Masinga and Queen Masila, Kitui south.
The County Secretary Dr. Joshua Chepchieng ratified the new board’s appointment and wished them well as they discharge their responsibilities. He reminded them that community service is a privilege and not a source of pride, and urged them to serve selflessly.
The water CECM Mr Meshack Muthusi challenged the new board to implement the company’s five themes of the company’s strategic plan of Water & Infrastructure Development, Operational Efficiency, Customer Satisfaction, Financial Sustainability, Institutional Development Strengthening and ensuring Effective Corporate Governance.
The Managing Director Mr Geoffrey Kitonga thanked the County Government of Kitui, Water Sector Trust Fund and other people of goodwill for the assistance in handling extra costs incurred during the Covid-19 period, and expressed the company’s focus on reducing non-revenue water which currently stands at 54 percent to 39 percent this year.
The company has also moved its operations from the sewer treatment plant in Manyenyoni, under the advice of public health officials, to their new offices near the Governor’s office.