Kitui County among Eight Counties set to benefit from Water Sector Trust Fund


Governor’s Press Service
Tuesday 22, May 2019

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu Ngilu today on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Water Sector Trust Fund and Kitui County Government, in Nairobi.

The MoU seeks to outline an acceptable partnership framework and provide details of an acceptable arrangement between the parties with clearly outlined mandates towards implementation of the programme including project selection, funding and implementation for the purposes of sustained water service provision and improved management of water catchments.

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The European Union is funding the program through the Water Sector Trust Fund where the county is set to benefit with about 300 Million for water and sanitation projects.

Speaking at the event, Governor Ngilu called on the stakeholders to set up timelines on the delivery of services to avoid lip servicing to the people who are in need of water down in the far-flung rural areas.

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She further said there was need to increase funding for the counties in the ASAL areas to intitiate lasting solutions to water issues.

Others in attendance were the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Water Simon Chelugui, European Union representative Myra Bernadi Governor’s H.E John Lonyangapuo, Amason Kingi, Joseph Ole Lengu, Stanley Kiptis, Granton Samboja and representatives of the other counties.

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Other counties to set to benefit from the fund are Baringo, Samburu, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, West Pokot, Mandera and Kajiado.

Governor Ngilu was accompanied by CECM Water and Agriculture Emanuel Kisangau, and Water CO Kioko Kiilu.