Scale up activities for provision of continuous water supply to low income areas of Nairobi Metropolitan
The Ministry allocated an additional Kshs 1 Billion to drill and equip 100 No. boreholes and construct 100 No. elevated steel tanks within the Nairobi Metropolitan Area. The project which is being implemented by AWWDA aims at ensuring that vulnerable communities in the informal settlements within the targeted areas get free access to adequate and reliable water supply. Out of the 100 No. boreholes and elevated tanks, 60 will be drilled in Nairobi County, 13 in Kiambu, 13 in Muranga, 7 in Kajiado and 7 in Machakos. The project which commenced in July 2020 and will produce 22.5 Million litres of water per day to serve approximately 750,000 residents. This is following the successful implementation of the 93 independent community water supply projects within Nairobi Informal Settlements in July 2020 under phase I and II.
Today, the Principal Secretary Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation Mr. Joseph Wairagu Irungu, inspected the ongoing progress at various sites in Nairobi, Kiambu and Kajiado. He was accompanied by AWWDA Director Godfrey Lemiso, AWWDA CEO Eng. Michael Thuita, NCWSC TM Eng. Lucy Njambi and other Senior officials.
The Water Secretary Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation Eng. S.A.O Alima inspected ongoing works in Nairobi, Machakos and Kajiado Counties. He was accompanied by NMS Brig. Fred Leuria, WASREB CEO Eng. Robert Gakubia, AWWDA Director Ben Kijuu, AWWDA CM- W&S Eng. Joseph Kamau, NCWSC MD Eng. Nahason Muguna and other senior officials.
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