Water provision top priority for Nandi

Provision of piped water that is safe for domestic consumption and irrigation is a priority area the Nandi County administration has passionately pursued and is currently implementing across its territory.
The county is gradually allocating funds for the implementation of water projects, with Sh250 million allocated in the last financial year. Governor Cleophas Lagat says another Sh400 million has been allocated in the current financial year and he expects to channel another half million next year. MUCH GUSTO “I am passionate about water provision. I have embarked on it with much gusto. I hope by 2017, we will have many households with clean piped water,” says Mr Lagat.

The governor also says the opening of the first ever public university in Nandi Hills, named in honour of colonial hero Koitalel arap Samoei, is a landmark project. “In the long run we will have campuses in each of the six constituencies of the county.” The county recently concluded a three-day inaugural investment conference where local and foreign investors agreed to pump in Sh3.97 billion, expected to create more than 10,000 jobs. Lagat observes that the county has potential in dairy farming and will be urging farmers to increase their milk output as the administration plans to put up milk plants for value addition.
-The Standard
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