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Napuu Water project to be completed next month

Napuu water project set to benefit over 10,000 residents of Kanamkemer ward near Lodwar town, Turkana Central Sub County will be completed next month.
The Chairman of the National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority Erick Okeyo, speaking after meeting the area Deputy Governor Peter Lotethiro at the County Government headquarters Friday, said only 30 percent of the project works is remaining.
“We are here to engage the County Government together with the project engineers and we are all in agreement that at this impressive rate, we certainly achieve the target,” he said.
The Deputy Governor said that the project’s implementation initially faced delays but the emerging challenges have since been resolved.
“We are happy the monitoring team is here to ensure the project which had stalled for some time will finally be completed and supply water to a number villages in Kanamkemer, Turkana University College and the Kanamkemer Sub-County hospital,” said Lotethiro.
He said Turkana was endowed with massive underground water resources including four aquifers which the County Government intended to exploit to end the perennial water shortages in the region.
The deputy governor urged the government to equip the Water harvesting Authority with state of the art drilling equipment so as to support efforts to develop water resources in the county.
The meeting also discussed the proposed Naku’etum Peace Dam earmarked for construction by the national government through the Authority to protect residents living along water ways from floods.
The County Executive for Water Services Chris Aletia, Chief Officer for water Moses Natome and Director in the same department Tito Ochieng accompanied the team for an inspection tour of the Napuu project.
By Peter Gitonga

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