Water and Sanitation Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui recently commissioned boreholes to augment existing water supply and mitigate against shortages experienced in the city.
The CS commissioned the boreholes situated at Embakasi Health Centre and Kayole II Community Social Hall and later launched the Nairobi Sewerage Intervention Programme in Parklands.
Chelugui said the drilling and equipping of boreholes is part and parcel of the big four agenda and targets to benefit 200,000 people in Nairobi by providing water for both portable and sanitary use.
“One of the pillars of the big four agenda is on universal health-care and access to basic water and sanitation services is critical to achieving it. As a National government we welcome the partnership with the county governments to deliver water to our people and especially to our health facilities.” He said.
County Executive Committee Member in charge of Environment, Energy, Water and Natural resources Larry Wambua and Chair of the Sectoral Committee on Water and Sanitation Hon. Paul Kados said the County Government of Nairobi has put in place programmes to expand infrastructure, revive the health-care and rid the city of garbage as part of the efforts to make Nairobi regeneration programme a success.
The Nairobi Regeneration program aims at revitalising the national capital by focusing on seven key priority areas. These are: Governance, public safety and security, environment, water and sanitation, wealth and job creation, social inclusion, city transport, housing and human settlement as well as education and health.
The Company is playing a key role on realization of the pillar on environment, water and sanitation through upgrade and rehabilitation of water and sewer networks across the city with the overall goal of ensuring provision of adequate and reliable water and sanitation services to all the city residents.
The National Government has prioritized four key development agendas namely food security, universal health care, affordable housing and manufacturing. To achieve these development objectives, provision of adequate and reliable water and sanitation services is considered a key enabler.