Residents of Nasinyono, Turkana West Sub County have a reason to smile after County departments of water services and the Kenya Development Response to Displacement Impact project (KDRDIP) identified the area for a water project.
During a visit to the project area, Turkana Water Services CEC Faith Aletia said the areas’ existing water pan had dried up due to the prolonged drought while the solarized borehole was producing highly saline water unfit for human and animal consumption.
A survey report by the County Government to justify the intervention revealed the massive socio-economic gains of the proposed project and highlighted the residents’ willingness to support its implementation.
“The County Water Department will immediately deploy a team to conduct a hydrological survey for identification of the most appropriate drilling sites and mobilize the rig to kick start the exercise immediately thereafter,” the CEC said.
Coming at a time that the department has finalized the first phase of the rapid results initiative and preparing to inaugurate yet another phase, the CEC said that resolving Nasinyono’s water access challenges was a priority need to fully unlock the full potential of the area and improve the livelihoods of the residents.
Tito Ochieng (Director Water Services), Moses Opuru (Principal drilling Superintendent), Fredrick Rukoo (Head of Planning and Design), Felix Tomno Kibet (Sub County Water Officer) accompanied the executive as Amfry Amoni and Timothy Lokwaliwa represented KDRDIP.
By Peter Gitonga