The County Government of Laikipia, through the Department of Water, Environment, Natural Resources, and Climate Change on Thursday rolled out multi-pronged frontiers to scale up a access to clean water:
SIX events were simultaneously rolled out across the county- all centered on one delivering on the top priority of H.E Governor Joshua Irungu, EGH's administration:
1-Water Storage Tanks Distribution:
The Governor flagged off the distribution of 20 water tanks to learning institutions in Laikipia. These 10,000-liter water tanks, funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), will enhance water harvesting, ensuring schools have access to clean and safe water.
2-Support from the Central Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency (CRVWWDA):
A delegation from the CRVWWDA visited on Thursday Laikipia and committed to suppor the county government in various water projects, including the construction of mega dams among them Pesi, Kahurura, and Rumuruti, as well as equipping the Kandutura borehole to enhance water supply in Rumuruti town.
3-Hydrogeological Survey:
A major comprehensive survey was conducted in Rumuruti ward, and five new sites were strategically identified for borehole drilling, aiming to improve access to clean water in the area.
4-Assessment of Borehole Water Projects for Rehabilitation::
Njorua High School and Mithuri boreholes in Githiga and Sosian Ward, respectively, were assessed to quantify needing rehabilitation needs to restore them to full functional status.
The rehabilitation is set to commence soon to ensure reliable water sources for the institutions and the community.
5-Stakeholder Engagement for Rural Water Governance: -A stakeholder engagement forum was held in Nanyuki where the county government's initiative of establishing a Laikipia Rural Water and Sanitation Company (LURWASCO) was highlighted as a way forward towards achieving sustainable water governance and promoting efficient provision of water and sanitation services in rural areas.
6-Training Workshop for Kandutura Borehole Committee:
In partnership with Habitat for Humanity- Kenya the department of Water, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change concluded a two-day training workshop for Kandutura Borehole Committee from Rumuruti Ward. The primary aim of the workshop was to empower committee members with vital skills necessary for efficiently overseeing water projects, especially in preparation for the forthcoming borehole project planned for implementation in the area.
The day's events underlined the collective efforts and commitment of the County Government of Laikipia, various stakeholders and partners in making consequential progress in scaling access to the precious water commodity across the county.

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