Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago- EGH, Wednesday, delivered one of Kenya’s most sought after water cleaning equipment- a water master.
The county boss spoke in Cheptiret Kipchamo ward when he officially launched the cleaning and reconstruction of Kerita dam.
During the event, he also launched the Water Master. The machine can float across large water bodies to extract, collect, mill and dispose of water weeds.
It can also suck silt from the dam bed and load into waiting trucks or onto the banks.
I want to thank you for electing me again. One of the promises I made was to ensure that rural households will access quality and affordable pipe water. We shall do this by cleaning our dams and pumping water using solar-powered technology”, Mandago said.
Speaking during the function county executive member for Water Mrs. Mary Njogu thanked the county assembly for supporting the vision to deliver water and urged women and youth to exploit the resources.
Her roads and transport counterpart Eng. Gideon Birir thanked Uasin Gishu residents for their patience and unwavering support to the government’s development agenda.
This water master will be used to clean large dams across Uasin Gishu county with the 18 million litre Kerita dam set to be ready for use by the end of January 2020.
The purchase of this machine makes Uasin Gishu county the second government agency to own such a machine after National Water & Pipeline Corporation.
Uasin Gishu county has 350 dams which when cleaned will boost irrigation farming.
Other officers present during the event were Chief Officer Simeon Kemei ( water), Ruth Cheleshaw ( lands) and John Kemboi ( ICT). Eldoret Municipality Town manager Tito Koiyet was also present.