22nd March, 2021 Nairobi County
The Cabinet Secretary Water, Sanitation and Irrigation (Mrs). Sicily Kariuki participated in a tree planting exercise to celebrate World Water Day 2021.
The World Water Day is an annual event which celebrates water and raises awareness of the global water crisis, and a core focus of the observance is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
This year’s theme is ‘Valuing Water’. The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment.
The CS participated in a tree planting exercise at Athi Water Plaza which is the headquarters of Athi Water Works Development Agency together with water sector representatives and staff. The building is located adjacent to Karura Forest which is an important eco system that needs to be sustained.
Speaking during the exercise the CS said that the Ministry has today launched 100 days Rapid Results Initiative aimed at fast tracking implementation of 77 key water and sanitation projects in Kenya.
The CS was accompanied by Athi Water Works C.E.O Eng. Michael M. Thuita, National Irrigation Authority C.E.O Mr. Gitonga Mugambi, Tana Water Works C.E.O Mr. Philip Gichuki, MWSI and AWWDA Director Joseph Keter, AWWDA Director Ben Kijuu, AWWDA management and staff among others.
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