Kibabii University Vice Chancellor Prof. Isaac Ipara Odeo joined the University top Management, Staff and residents of Mt. Elgon in planting 1,000 tree seedlings in a 30-acre parcel of land at Kopsiro in Mt. Elgon on Thursday 11th November, 2021. The land, donated by the Community is earmarked for extension of University’s learning and activities in various flagship programmes.
In his remarks, Prof. Ipara thanked the local community for the kindness and resoluteness in donating to the University and moreso for creating a favorable and consultative environment fit for such a development.
“We promise greater things as soon as we fully set up the University in this place. Young people shall henceforth have access to education at their doorstep, and those already qualified will be given opportunities to work with us,” he said.
Later, the Vice Chancellor joined Bungoma County Governor H.E. Wycliffe Wangamati and the Ambassador to South Korea Yeonghan Choi for the commissioning of the second phase of KOICA Chepyuk-Kibabii Complex Water Supply Project in Mt. Elgon. The event was graced by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Defence Hon. Eugene Wamalwa.
According to the Governor, the project will see construction of 86.3km water supply pipeline, the erection of water treatment plant of 6000 cubic metres per day, 5 service tanks and 25 water collection kiosks across Mt. Elgon, Kabuchai and Kanduyi Constituencies, serving a population of approximately 100,000 people, including the over 8,000 Kibabii University students and staff. The project is also aimed at improving the overall state of sanitation and hygiene by increasing water supply and access and reducing the walking distance to water collection points in Bungoma County.