Sewage is a critical and important water resource management that plays avital role in our lives as humans as it protects our health and the environment.
The county government of West Pokot announced it will be undertaking sewerage system installations around the county, to improve sanitation, a concern that has been blamed for frequent cholera outbreaks in the past. Earmarked to benefit from the sewerage installation programme are Makutano and Chepareria. The project is funded by the African Development Bank and the government of Kenya.
The ministry of Water and Environment, Health, Lands, Roads, Kapenguria Municipality board members, Members of the County Assembly were among those present during the consultative meeting held with the Rift Valley Water Services Board to outline the project overview, location and scope of the assignment.
Jackson Yaralima- CEC Water and chair of the meeting emphasized that West Pokot County must have a sewerage system due to the witnessed disposals of wastes within the county headquarters.
About 28 towns in Kenya are expected to benefit from the Kshs. 45 billion project.