Ambassador Takata, Mr. Henry K. Rotich, the Cabinet Secretary for Treasury, and Mr. Eguchi, Chief Representative of JICA Kenya Office signed on agreements to start two water supply projects in Baringo and Narok, at a signing ceremony held at the office of the National Treasury, on 10th July, 2013. Mr. Richard Lopoyetum, Principle Secretary of the Ministry of Water, Environment and Natural Resources, was present at the ceremony representing the ministry in charge of these projects.
These two projects totaling JPY 2.36 billion will bring 90 boreholes to villages in Baringo, which currently do not have stable access to clean water, and renovate and extend the old water supply system of Narok Town.
Mr. Rotich expressed his gratitude to Japan, saying that 60 thousand people in Narok and 80 thousand villagers in Baringo would be supplied with clean water through these projects, thus the grant assistance by the Government of Japan in the area of “water” would contribute directly to Kenya’s achievement of Vision 2030.
“A stable supply of clean water can contribute to the empowerment of women and securing of educational opportunities for children, and eventually enhancing human security,” Ambassador Takata reiterated the significance of cooperation in the water sector.
We hope that these two projects will be commenced soon and lead to the improvement in the lives of the people in Baringo and Narok.