Mandera has moved to solve the perennial water crisis in the County.
The County Department of water services has developed a master plan for achieving universal basic access to water, sanitation, and hygiene.
The master plan in which all water infrastructure expansion projects in the area have been anchored, targets to expand the piped water network and sewerage system in Takaba Town Mandera West sub-county by the year 2040.
According to Deputy Country Representative UNICEF Mr. Mahboob Ahmed Ksh8.58 billion will be needed for the project completion which will be in five phases.
Phase one of the Takaba Mandera west water plan will be done by rehabilitating and expanding existing water resources by the year 2029.
Mandera Governor Mohamed Adan Khalif said water challenges facing Takaba town and other parts of Mandera County will end once phase one of the project is completed as such boost the population of Takaba town from the current 32000 to 87000.
Mandera West was the hardest hit by drought for the last five years.
Reporting by Adesh Macan in Mandera