Lake Basin Water Project Gets Sh2.2 Billion

The Lake Victoria Water Supply and Sanitation project has received euro;20 million (Sh2.2 billion) to serve more towns.

Regional coordinator Dan Owuore said Kendu Bay, Oyugis, Busia, Nandi and Kilgoris towns will be included in the project.

The money was donated by the German Development Bank for projects within the Lake Victoria Basin towns in East Africa.

Owuore spoke at Protea Hotel in Entebbe, Uganda, on the sidelines of the fourth Joint Regional Policy Steering Committee meeting for the Lake Victoria Basin.

“This funding aims to scale up the work. We are currently doing projects in Kericho, Keroka and Isebania, which are funded by the Africa Development Bank,” he said.

Owuore said they are seeking an additional $250 million (Sh25.2 billion) to extend the projects to other towns.

The money will improve water supply, solid waste management and drainage.

Programmes deputy executive secretary for LVBC, Telly Muramira said the Lake Victoria Management Project (LVEMP II) has secured additional funding of $22 million (Sh2.2 billion)

He said implementation of short-term interventions for the project is steadily “picking pace”.

Muramira said there are tangible outputs on the ground.