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Water project assessment tour

By September 13, 2021 No Comments

Governor Alex TolgosĀ  hosted a delegation from North Rift Water Works Development Authority (NRVWA) who were in the county for project assessment tour.

The team led by the agency Board Chairman Mr David Chemweno and the acting Chief Executive Officer Rachel Makokha had visited a number of projects in the county implemented by the Authority.

The agency listed Five water projects which have been recently completed with some having been commissioned while others are just awaiting official handing over to the beneficiary communities.

These 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.

Kaptomongor community Water project in Keiyo South sub-county, Rimoi Community Water project in Keiyo North and Chepsirei Community Water project in Keiyo South have also been completed.

Addressing the boardroom meeting, Ms Makokha, said some of these projects would be a game changer in sustainable water supply in the region.

The CEO said her agency was focussing on collaborative engagement between the North Rift counties with a view to implementing other ongoing and planned projects.

Governor Tolgos however commended the authority for its effectiveness in executing the projects.

“More attention should also be given to environmental conservation because this is key in enhancing sustainable supply,” said Tolgos.

The Governor urged the agency to ensure that the local Community was actively engaged throughout the project implementation.

The meeting was also attended by County Water and Environment minister Abraham Barsosio, his Chief Officer Josphat Tanui, among other officials drawn from the department as well as the Iten/Tambach Water and Sewerage Company ( ITWASCO).