Lake Victoria South Water Services Board is a State Corporation under the Kenyan Ministry of Water and Irrigation.
Our mandate is the Efficient and Economical provision of Water and Sanitation Services in our area of jurisdiction.
Lake Victoria South Water Services Board strives "To be the most Efficient and Effective Water Services Board in Kenya"
Lake Victoria South Water Services Board, P.O. Box 3325 – 40100, Lavictors House, off Ring Road Milimani, Kisumu Tel. 057 – 2025128, fax. 057 – 2025127 PRE – QUALIFICATION OF THE YOUTH, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR 2013 - 2014 & 2014-2015 FINANCIAL YEARS The Lake Victoria South Water Services Board (LVSWSB) is in the process of pre-qualifying youth, women and persons with disabilities suppliers for provision of various goods and services for the period 2013/14 and 2014/15 financial years. Current suppliers and services providers who fit in this category are encouraged to apply for consideration even if they are pre-qualified under general category.
ENG. M.O. AGUMMBA Ag. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Lake Victoria South Water Services Board (LVSWSB) launched the Water Point Mapping (WMP) report for Kisumu County at the Tom Mboya Labour College on 14th November, 2013. The Launch was presided over by George K’oyier who represented the Governor of Kisumu County Hon. Jack Ranguma and Jared Otieno Okello who represented the CEO LVSWSB, Eng. Moses Agumba. Other guests in attendance included: John Nyakawa of SNV, District Public Health Officers from Kisumu County, Managing Directors of WSPs and representatives from Plan International, Care Kenya care among others.
The WPM exercise for Kisumu County was undertaken by LVSWSB with the support of SNV-Netherlands Development Organization and was meant to provide crucial information about the water situation for the rural areas within Kisumu County.
Mr. Koyier Gives a speech during the Launch
In the Governor’s speech read by Mr. Koyier, he stated that the provision of accessibility, quality and affordability of water and sanitation services is a basic human right that is entrenched in the constitution of Kenya 2010 and that his government is committed to the realization of this mandate.
Official Launch of the Water Point Mapping Report of Kisumu County
The governor applauded LVSWSB and SNV teams for carrying out the noble exercise of water point Mapping since it came at a time when they were finalizing on the Kisumu County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) for 2014/17 which will spell out the development priorities for the county. His government therefore found the report to be useful in providing reliable and accurate information about the water situation in Kisumu County.
He also encouraged stakeholders and donors to utilize the findings of the report and work together in ensuring that the Pro- poor strategies and plans are implemented to help fast-track access to water for the unserved and under-served populations.
Mr. Jared Okello giving a speech during the Launch
Jared Okello, speaking on behalf of the CEO LVSWSB, stated that about 345 million people lack water in Africa and that ten people die every year because of water yet the constitution entrenches water and sanitation services as a basic right. He reiterated that the data for rural areas was key in ensuring equitable distribution of safe and quality water and called for improved partnership between the board and the county government which he noted was vital in prioritizing development issues within the water sector.
The guests reading through the Launched report
He also emphasized the need for stakeholders promote payment for water and sanitation services in the rural areas to enable sustainability and maintenance of water projects. This he said can be realized through training of the managers of rural water projects. He thanked the SNV team for their unwavering support to the Board and requested them to extend it to other counties.
John Nyakawa the team leader for SNV in his brief presentation, pointed out the importance of WPM exercise and the findings in the report especially on the variables on quality, quantity, distance and the need to make payment for water services. He reiterated that the report provided a good benchmark for investment planning, targeted interventions, improved equity, communication enhancement and for scholars who may want carry out further research.
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Lake Victoria South Water Services Board Lavictors House, Off Ring road Milimani, P.O. BOX 3325-40100,KISUMU, KENYA E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (+254) 057-2025128 Fax: (+254) 057-2025127
"Our mission is to ensure the provision of safe, adequate and sustainable water and sanitation services for socio-economic growth by developing viable water services infrastructure and utilities"
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