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Desalination plant will solve severe water scarcity in Mombasa-MP

[Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo. Photo/Courtesy].

Kisauni Member of Parliament Ali Mbogo has asked Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho to solve the drastic water shortage in the county.

Mbogo said Mombasa residents have suffered for long and the governor should strategise on the best legacy to leave behind when his second term as the County chief lapses.

Speaking in his Kisauni constituency, Mbogo challenged the governor to solve perennial water shortage in the county.

Locals are forced to use borehole water which is not safe for human consumption, we need clean adequate water,” noted the MP.

Desalination plant

The legislature also urged the governor to disclose to locals the progress concerning desalination plant that has been ongoing since early last year.

“There is an ongoing process and dialogue about this particular issue, we have the right to know where has these deliberations reached,” he added.

[Locals wait for water boozers at Bangladesh area in Jomvu Constituency, Mombasa. Photo/Courtesy].

Mbogo revealed that Kisauni was the worst hit by the water problem which has also affected small scale traders especially those managing medium restaurants.

Other areas affected by the drastic water shortage are Magongo and Portreitz in Changamwe and the entire Jomvu Constituency.

Meanwhile the Kenya power is said to have disconnected power supply at the Baricho water springs in Kilifi County that supplies water to Kilifi and Mombasa counties.

Mombasa county government ows Kenya power accrued bill of sh. 2 million.