Water companies urged to reduce operational costs

Source KNA

Water companies under the county governments have been urged to reduce operational costs and allocate more funds towards direct investment in their counties.

This would lead to increase in development projects contributing to increased water and sanitation access across the country.

Water Sector Trust Funds (WSTF) Board of Trustees’ member Eng. Mathew Tuitoek made the call during a ground breaking ceremony of Ol Arabal Water and Marigat public sanitation facility in Mosuro area of Baringo South Sub-county.

The board member said the move would also enable the Ministry of Water and Sanitation to achieve its target of 100 percent access to water by all Kenyans by the year 2030.
Eng. Tuitoek expressed the need to have all the water projects financed by the fund to be technically, environmentally and financially sustainable.

According to Eng. Tuitoek WSTF has partnered with European Union in a programme dubbed Ending Drought Emergencies (EDE) and climate proved infrastructure to facilitate improved water supply and sanitation in Arid and Semi-Arid areas in the country.

“Baringo county government is a beneficiary of the programme to a tune of Sh76 million,” added Eng. Tuitoek.

He lauded the development partners for their support and constant engagement in the activities of their organization.

He expressed the fund’s gratitude towards Baringo county government for partnering in the project by contributing Sh9 million towards the initiative.