COUNTY GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO PROVIDE CLEAN, SAFE DRINKING WATER
In coming CEC LENRCC, Dr. Philemon Bureti today held a sensitization meeting with Key Stakeholders from Lake Victoria North and South Water Works Development Agency in a bid to plan for handing over of Nandi South from Lake Victoria South to Lake Victoria North.
Speaking at the meeting, Dr. Bureti emphasized the county’s commitment of providing access to clean, safe drinking water as it is a human right. “As a department we are working hard to ensure that all the contracted works are completed on time and are well done” he said.
Chairman LVNWWDA Dr. Julius Kones emphasized on the need for proper coordination for sustainability of projects. “We have done a number of projects in Nandi some of which are complete like Kipture community water project, Mosoriot and Kabiemit water supply . We will now focus in Tindiret and Aldai Sub Counties this financial year” he added.
CO Water and Sanitation Sally Kemboi, thanked the team for the projects being undertaken in schools as the school management can own the project and properly manage it.
On the other hand, Lake Victoria South Water Works have completed projects which include Kaptumeiwo dam, Lessos water supply pipeline extension to Kibabet and Kipkoror location and on going construction of Kaptuimeiwo-Taunet water pipeline.
For smooth transition, a joint working committee drawn from LVSWWDA and LVNWWDA and County Government of Nandi as convener has been formed to take inventory of assets, liabilities, projects and their status.
Members present were drawn from different institutions that included Water Resource Users Association, Lake Victoria North and South Water and Assistant County Commissioner among others.