New executive promises to end water woes
20 January 2014, 16:06
Nairobi - The newly-appointed National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation Chairman, Dr Julius Kones, pledged to adopt long term measures that would help resolve the long-running water problems in the country.
“Nitafanya bidii nitimize yale ambayo natarajiwa kuleta maji katika Kenya hii mzima (I will work hard to accomplish my expectations of supplying water to the rest of the Kenya),” he said.
Kones further promised to revive the corporation and fight graft during his tenure in office.
“We are going to reorganization that corporation to be efficient, it is not going to be a place where it used to be like the channel for siphoning public funds. We are going to do major restructuring,” he said.
Water shortage has been a major problem in the country with town residents being forced to seek the services of water vendors to get their daily supply.
A shortage of the essential commodity has seen pastoralists lose their animals during dry seasons.
Construction of dams and drilling of boreholes in the recent years has yielded less success as the demand from the ever-growing population overwhelms the limited supply.
– CAJ News