Sh7 billion water project comes in handy to thirsty Kapsabet town
Over 30,000 households in Kapsabet town are set to benefit from a Sh7 billion-water project. The Keben Water Project has already begun with Cabinet Administrative Secretary Andrew Tuimur assuring locals that the project will be compelted within the shortest time.
Speaking during commissioning of water projects in Nandi,Cabinet Administrative Secretary (CAS) for Water and Irrigation, Andrew Tuimur said the constructor is already in the working site and in the next two years, Keben water project will be completed.
“As one of the government big 4 agenda focusing to connect clean water, funds have been allocated to enhance access of water services to foster health and sanitation in the country. Nandi County has been considered to benefit from the Water trust funds,” Tuimur said.
He noted that public facilities including schools, dispenseries, and local centers in the county are set to be connected with clean water.
” The ongoing projects like Kapng’ombe dam, Kipkaren water project, Kapchemosin among other water sources, they are final stages to completion, and it will be connect to over 10, 000 households in he rural areas,” he stated.
For Kaboi and Kapchemosin water projects in Aldai sub county, locals living in Kaptumo area will be connected to clean water.
However, CAS Tuimur noted that ongoing Sh. 500 Million water project in Nandi hills will be completed by 2021 to levarage the acute shortage of water that populated second largest town have been grappling with.
The water project being implemented by Lake Victoria North Water Works Development Agency, CAS Tuimur affirmed that the national government projects will be gradually be funded between the 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial year.