Inspection of ongoing Water Projects in the County

Inspection of ongoing Water Projects in the County

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation and other Water Agencies led by Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui on Friday paid a courtesy call to Uasin Gishu Governor H.E Jackson Mandago.

The team is in the County for Rapid Result Initiative (RRI) that aims at visiting all water projects funded by the National Government to supervise the ongoing work.

The Elagerini and Kipkaren water projects in Uasin Gishu County are some of such projects.

The projects upon completion will provide enough water for the rapidly growing population of Eldoret town and the County at large.

While speaking to members of press, Mandago disclosed that Eldoret town is inadequacy of close to 20m litres of water per day.

“The project like Elagerini was allocated Sh600m.That means as a County we will soon have a lot of water” said H.E Mandago.

Mandago noted that the move will contribute towards industrialization which is in line with the achievements of the big four agenda.

And according to CS Chelugui, the National Government is championing development in Counties to see that all projects that were implemented are fast-tracked and their benefits felt by Kenyans.

He said that his ministry is working to increasing water connectivity across the nation.

“Eldoret town is the most growing town in the map of the Country. Many industries are coming up, hospitals, institutions among other sectors and therefore the need to ensure sufficient provision of water.” Said Chelugui

The Water CS noted that mechanization and irrigable farming is among components that his ministry is looking forward to achieving.

Deputy Governor H.E Daniel Chemno, Principal Secretary for Irrigation Fred Segor, County Sectretary Peter leley, CECM Water Mary Njogu, Roads CECM Eng Gideon Birir, Lake Victoria North Water Services Board (LVNWSB) were among those present in the meeting.

The entourage later toured the Elagerini Water Treatment Project, which is almost ready for for use.

Governor Mandago expressed his satisfaction over the progress of the project adding that his government is committed to provide water to all households.

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