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Water Companies Sports Organisation (WASCO) Games

The 11th Edition of Water Companies Sports Organization (WASCO) games took place in Kisumu County from 18th – 22nd April 2022. Hosted by Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company Ltd (KIWASCO) all ball games were played at Kisumu National Polytechnic while the other games being played at Aga Khan Hall & Mama Grace Onyango Social Center. This year’s theme was ‘Reduction of Non-Revenue Water through Community Engagement and Sports.’

Participants included various water companies across the country who not only competed in ball games, draught, darts, chess, scrabble, athletics, choir and cultural dance but all interacted, shared experiences, benchmarked and created network amongst each other.  National Water Harvesting & Storage Authority (NWHSA) took part in –

1.PoolEdward Mwanzivi
2.DraughtsGodfrey Ochuka
3.BadmintonEng. Fred Machine
4.DartsJob Kiprotich
5.Table TennisJonah Mwania

Speaking at the five-day event, Chief Guest at the WASCO games Hon. Eugene Wamalwa, EGH called upon Water Service Providers to put in place reduction measures which will ultimately translate to greater access to water services by Kenyans and increase revenue base for the water utilities. In attendance too was Dr. Andrew Tuimur, CBS CAS Ministry of Water, Sanitation & Irrigation who repeated that the government aims to increase sanitation coverage to 40% by the end of the year while aiming to scale up water coverage to 80% in the same period and at 100% by 2030.

Present at the games was Ag Chief Executive Officer of NWHSA CS Sharon Obonyo who cheered her staff participating in the various sports disciplines and was particularly proud of Robert Nthenge who is serving in the National Governing Council in the Health Committee. She reiterated the mandate of NWHSA to all those in attendance and mentioned of some of our key projects around the country.

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