NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 8 – Residents of Makueni can now hope to benefit from clean water supply as the County Government is set to invest in 60 dams across the county.
Speaking during a media briefing with the Danish ambassador to Kenya Mette Knudsen in Nairobi, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana expressed confidence that every household will have access to fresh water by 2020, stating that water budget is the biggest development allocation set aside by his government.
“I am excited that tomorrow they will come to Makueni with the ambassador and we will go to Kalawa so we can see from the citizens… ordinary people themselves the efficacy of the technology,” said Kibwana.
He said he was optimistic that water scarcity in Makueni will be a thing of the past.
“My prayer is to see women access water from their households and not walk for miles and miles in search of water.”
Knudsen urged the National Government to cooperate with County Governments to ensure the water problem in the entire country is fully resolved.
“As the Danish Government, we are really committed in providing water solutions especially in areas that receive low rainfall and we are happy to be partnering with the Kenyan Government not only in water services projects but also in other sectors,” she said.
“I would ask the County and National Governments to support each other and collaborate in all the projects meant to benefit the ordinary citizen.”
The county will be working with Grundfos Water Utility Company which is the world’s leading pump manufacturer, which will ensure smooth supply of water in the region.
Grundfos CEO Mads Nipper assured to share their knowledge and technology that will see perennial water shortage in Makueni addressed.