KISDEP has improved water access by 25% in 5 years in Turkana West

Kakuma – Kalobeyei Intergrated Social-economic Development Program (KISDEP) has so far increased access to clean and safe drinking water in Turkana West for the host communities to 55%.

This by increasing the number of boreholes and rehabilitation of existing water infrastructure in the 2018-2022 period which was its first phase of implementation.

Speaking on behalf of Water Services CEC Vincent Palor, Director Tito Ochieng explained that the consortium of KISDEP partners had drilled 24 additional boreholes and equipped 32 others, Increased surface water storage volume(Water pans) by 509,000m3, improve reticulation by 66km and increased water supply storage by 660m3 to actualize the WASH objectives.

The director also called for the inclusion of interventions that would facilitate full exploitation of the enormous water resources in the Lotikipi aquifer, Tarach Dam fund raising and the Tarach River basin protection the next phase of planning expected in the 2022-2027 period.

On his part, Joshua Napoco the sub-county administrator lauded the KISDEP partners for their cooperation during the period and urged them to continue in the same spirit into the second phase of the program’s implementation period.

The sub-county administrator called upon all the implementing partners to consider public participation before implementing new projects to promote ownership.

The meeting was also attended by representatives from UNHCR, Ministry of Interior, GIZ, NRC, PWJ, Team and Team, KDRDIP, WFP, AIC-HM and the SCWOs team where a raft of issues were discussed including solid and liquid waste management in the Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei settlement scheme and their environs for the host and refugee communities.

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