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Joyce Mutai August 8, 2019

SONGHOR SOLAR PARK PROJECT PUBLIC PARTICIPATION HELD

Effective Public participation is key in ensuring that public views and ideas are considered during the decision making process.

The County Government of Nandi, led by Acting CECM Lands, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change Dr. Kiplimo Lagat held the first public participation exercise with residents of Chemelil /Chemase and Songhor /Soba wards, Tinderet sub county in relation to Songhor Solar Park project.

Speaking during the exercise Dr. Kiplimo Lagat emphasized on the need to have a comprehensive consultative fora between the locals, County Government and the investors  to ensure proper planning and mediation process.

The event saw members of the public express their concerns that they feel are to be addressed before the project begins.

Songhor Solar Park project is funded by African Development Bank (AfDB) and CIF. The project is managed by French Company Voltalia.

Once complete, the project will have a 50MW(40 MWac net capacity) Solar power among other benefits including creating job opportunities for the locals.

Those in attendance included Area MCAS, Hon Chepnyango, Hon Hillary, CECM Trade Jacob Tanui, Acting CECM Roads Elly Kurgat, Chief Officers LENRCC, Dr Mang’ira, Chief Officer Agriculture Mr. Lelei, County Physical planner and Surveyor, Sub County Administrator Mr. Tallam, NLC Coordinator Mr. Maiyo, County¬† Director NEMA Mr. Mahiva, County Legal Officer Mr. Awi, DCC Tinderet Madam Oyugi, Volatalia Chairman among other leaders.

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