County prioritizes water in development
Isiolo county government and the African Development Bank (ADB) will spend Sh. 130 million to pipe water from Irehaboru to modogashe trading centre.
Isiolo Governor Dr. Mohamed Kuti said the funds from the county and ADB will be used in trucking water for 76km in which the government spent over sh.100 million during the drought period in 2017.
Dr. Kuti said the county government would prioritise water, health and livestock as he had pledged in his manifesto during the electioneering time.
The governor added that his government would ensure distance covered by residents to access watering points of Awarsitu from Bulesais reduced by supplying the commodity using pipes.
He made the remarks Tuesday while flagging off three lorries that were transporting 2,000 water jerry-cans, 5,000 bar soaps, 2000 buckets, 22,000 water treatment tabs and two 10,000 litre tanks to Modogashe.
He said his government would bring stakeholders together to draw County master plan so as to resolve water problems in the area.
Dr. Kuti directed his County Executive Committees to prepare to work 24 hours so as to fulfill all the promises that they made to wananchi during their campaigns in August 2017 by the end of his five-year term.
He also appealed to the national government to extend relief distribution by two more months, saying some parts of the county had not received the October – December rains.
Dr. Kuti thanked National Drought Management Authority, Northern Water Service Board, ADB, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Actionaid-KENYA and other development actors who stood with wananchi during the time of need.
By Abduba Mamo