By Josephine Tatu
France has committed over 3 billion shillings to finance development projects in Kenya with a special focus on Kwale county.
Speaking in Paris during a meeting with French Development Agency officials, Deputy President William Ruto discussed further details about a water and sanitation project and the construction of a road in Kwale county with the, AFD, on a meeting in Paris during the Kenya UNESCO conference.
Kenya remains an important client for France with increasing investment interest by French companies.
Deputy President William Ruto and representatives from the French Development Agency, the French government earmarked over 1.2 billion shillings to fund the Mwache water and sanitation project with a further 650 million shillings set aside for the financing of the new Kinango/Samburu road in Kwale County.
Mwache project that is set to solve the perennial water problem in Kwale County will be submitted to the AFD board next week for final approval. S
Speaking after the meeting, the officials said that Kenya remains at the core of French programmes in Africa.
Another project to be financed by the French development agency is the ongoing Last Mile connectivity programme by the ministry of energy.
AFD will provide an additional 1.4 billion shillings to support the programme that is connecting households to the national grid.