By Eastern Correspondent
Samburu Governor Lati Lelelit has initiated elaborate measures to mitigate the ongoing water scarcity for animals and people.
The county has been experiencing the worst drought ever in the past 40 years leaving animals to die while people survive by faith and hope in a one-day meal.
“My administration and MD SAWSCO Paul Leringato had in-depth discussions with the Water director Trust Fund. We agreed to collaborate and match-fund on a number of water-related projects across Samburu County.
A thorough feasibility study by water experts on piping water from Mt Ndooto to Seren concluded that the project is not viable. The report also concluded that the feasible option is the South Horr-Seren water project,” the governor told residents.
The county boss allocated Sh100 million for the proposed South Horr – Seren Water project intended to supply water to South Horr and communities along the pipeline all the way to Seren.
The project is expected to serve locals in the near future of its accomplishment. Lelelit has also set aside the Sh73 million Garma-Mugur water project that will be commissioned this year.
“Groundbreaking of Sh50million Nkutuk-Ee-Lmuget water project will enable water supply to residents.
We have factored Sh5.6million for the Lpus-Lodung’okwe market sanitation facility, Sh 6 million for Wamba county market sanitation, Sh6million Maralal livestock market sanitation, Sh12million Lkeju-surua -Suguta Mar Mar water pan and Community beehives project as well as Noontoto Rivers Users Association,” the governor highlighted.