Government avails funds to revive stalled water project

Written By: Steve Aengwo

The Government have availed funds to revive the stalled multi-million Siyoi-Muruny water project in West Pokot County.

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The project was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2015 and was earmarked for completion in 2018.

Rift valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya held a consultative meeting with the contractor to sort out underlying issues and agreed that contraction works will resume immediately.

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He urged contractors undertaking government projects in West Pokot County to up their game saying the development projects will only benefit the residents once they are complete.

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Natembeya said the contractor was initially paid Ksh 700 million adding that despite the delay the quality of work done so far is commendable.

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He urged contractors to stop abandoning their projects due to delay in payments saying it attracts vandalism and as a result the project ends up becomes more expensive.

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the Siyoi-Muruny Dam project is expected to benefit 350,000 households once it’s complete.

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