H.E. Governor Wisley Rotich hosted a delegation from North Rift Water Works Development Authority (NRVWA) to discuss water projects that are yet to be implemented in the county.
The agency, which is tasked to undertake the development, maintenance and management of water works within four counties in rift valley region run a number of projects inherited from Rift Valley Water Works and Lake Victoria North Water Works that they are looking towards their implementation and starting ones.
According to the agency’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Edwin Rotich, a Sh900 million sewerage system will be put up at Iten Town while a feasibility study for a possible establishment of sewerage system construction will be conducted at Kapsowar and Kapcherop Towns. The agency is tasked to undertake the development, maintenance and management of water works within four counties in rift valley region.
“The construction of a new sewerage system of capacity 6,800m3/day in Iten town is top of our agenda. We are also looking into a possibility of doing sewerage systems in Kapcherop and Kapsowar towns. We have a number of projects lined up in Elgeyo Marakwet,” he said.
Governor Rotich commended the authority for the implementation of its projects in the county and called for more partnership. “We have a water challenge in our county and I am happy that you have had successful projects here. We welcome such partnerships.”
The agency listed projects which have been recently completed with some having been commissioned while others are just awaiting official handing over to the beneficiary communities. They include: Mogil Primary School borehole in Marakwet East Sub-county which is going to benefit about 1,000 people, Embarar community Water project in Marakwet West, which is substantially complete and await hand over is intended to benefit about 3,000 beneficiaries and Kaptomongor community Water project in Keiyo South sub-county. Others are Rimoi Community Water project in Keiyo North and Chepsirei Community Water project in Keiyo South have also been completed. Water tanks, cattle troughs and communal water points were constructed for the communities. Among other projects being undertaken by the agency include Chepchor water pan, Moiben-Kuserwo, Yokot and Kosich water supply.
The Governor urged the agency to ensure that the local Community was actively engaged throughout the project implementation.