MAKE USE OF CHEMUSIAN WATER PROJECT-RESIDENTS URGED

MAKE USE OF CHEMUSIAN WATER PROJECT-RESIDENTS URGED

Ainabkoi/Olare residents have been challenged to make use of Chemusian Water project to undertake irrigation activities.

Speaking on Tuesday as he met officials from Polygon Ltd Contractor, Agriculture CECM Samuel Yego challenged the residents to take advantage of the complete project to improve their livelihoods through irrigation and other income-generating activities.

“Through the Kenya Climate-Smart Agriculture(KCSAP), the works done includes laying of gravity main pipeline, construction of 100 cubic metres water tank, and laying of distribution pipes, a total of 8kms”, said Yego.

On his part, Agriculture Chief Officer Julius Rotich says that they have heavily invested in the project, therefore, the need to see farmers make use of the water project adding that there is enough water to sustain the community.

KCSAP Coordinator Cosmas Langat noted that the project cost to World Bank was Ksh. 21 million while the County Government contributions amounted to Ksh.13 million through desilting of the dam.

On his part, the contractor promised to complete the remaining works within one week to allow smooth flow of the water and proper utilization.

Present during the meeting was Ainabkoi/Olare MCA Hosea Some and Director Water Bob Busungu.

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