Napak Resident District Commissioner, Moses Kigai Wamoto discovered that the boreholes were not working three days after their installation.
The Napak RDC fruitlessly trying to pump water from a borehole installed by Sumadhura, until he failed and .gave up
district local government has given Sumadhura Company limited a week’s
ultimatum to drill two new boreholes or refund Shillings 48 million they
received for the work. It all started after the company drilled two boreholes
in the district two weeks ago but they did not produce any water.
The company drilled
one of the boreholes in Aoyaloye village in Kokipurat parish in Lorengechorwa Sub County under DWD 77370 and another in Sakatan
village, Kokipurat parish in Lorengecora Sub County under DWD 7759.
has learnt that each of the boreholes cost Shillings 24million. Napak Resident District
Commissioner, Moses Kigai Wamoto discovered that the boreholes were not working
three days after their installation.
He says the action of
the company needs severe punishment. "How
can the contractor install dry boreholes and go with Shillings 48million yet
the community needs water. We will get him, “he said. Prisca Loyor, the Napak vice
LC V Chairperson, said, “It’s unbelievable that Sumadhura Company can do this
to the people of Napak district.”
that they would take action should the contractor fail to correct the mess
within a week’s time. John Lorika, the Kokipurat parish councillor, says that
the contractor left their truck at the site for three days without any sign of
"I was surprised when I returned from
Kotido and established that the contractor had completed installing the
borehole, the community tried to pump water but water does not come out, “he
Betty Losike, the secretary of the water user committee for Aoyaloye
village, says that the community was in dire need of water and that they did
not expect the contractor to deliver shoddy work.
Francis Egesa, the technical officer working
with Sumadhura Company who supervised the works, said they would go back and
check what could have gone wrong. "What you are telling me is news but we
will go back and check exactly what happened, “he said and hang up his