By Emmanuel Onyango
MEMBERS of parliament have been irked by lack of clean water in their constituencies, making the deputy speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Tulia Ackson to have a hard time in parliament.
Eleven from the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi and the opposition Chadema MPs raised their queries for the shortcomings of the development of water in their constituencies in parliament today.
They demanded explanation from the responsible minister for Water and Irrigation Isack Kamwelwe on the stalled water projects and unfulfilled president promises during campaign in 2015.
However, the minister assured them that all water projects would be implemented on time.
“We recently signed pact with the Indian government to provide us with $500 million to implement water projects in the country,” he said.
He said already Sh5bn has been set aside to implement water projects in Kilolo district, Iringa region.
According to him, another $4.3 has been sourced from the African Development Bank (ADB) to accomplish water projects in various parts of the country.