Bidco donates 100 water-washing units to THIWASCO to be used across Thika


Bidco Africa group has donated 100 water washing units to Thika Water & Sewerage Company (THIWASCO) which will be spread across Thika and environs in a bid to fight the coronavirus epidemic.

In a ceremony held at the THIWASCO ground on Tuesday, Bidco also donated soap that will be used by the members of public to wash their hands in each of these units.

The hand washing units will be installed in places with heavy human traffic such as markets, bus termini and bus stops, garages and jua kali, hospitals and dispensaries as well as shopping centres across Thika and environs.

The fast food manufacturer will also offer financial tokens to volunteers who will be manning the water points for the next 30 days.

While speaking during the launch, THIWASCO Managing Director Eng. Moses Kinya said that they had already installed 16 water points and were in the process of installing 42 more in the next few days.

He added that through the Ministry of Health, the volunteers had been trained on the basic hygiene practices to enable them extend the same to the members of public.

In the same occasion, Broadways Group donated 10 tanks of 2500 litres each which will be distributed at various strategic locations. Equity bank also donated 5 tanks and a further cheque of Ksh. 100,000 to assist in the campaign against COVID-19.

Others who made their contributions included Mama Millers who volunteered to construct the structures to hold these tanks and water basins, Chanis=a Sacco who gave a Sh. 10,000 cheque and the Visa Oshwal Community who allowed THIWASCO access their borehole in a bid to boost the water supply.

Kiambu County Government promised to provide water bowsers that would be used to supply water at these water points.

Among those in attendance included Thika West Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Douglas Mutai, Thika Sub-County Administrator Ng’ang’a Nyoroku, Thika Branch Equity Branch Manager Sammy Karanu, representatives from Bidco Africa and Broadways Group among others.
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