STAKEHOLDER FORUM ON PROPOSED BOSTO DAM PROJECT

bostodm2bostodm3NWCPC held a stakeholder meeting at the NWCPC office in Nairobi on 2nd October 2017. The meeting which was chaired by NWCPC Chairman Hon. Dr. Julius Kones, brought together leaders from both Bomet and Kericho Counties. 

The leaders from the two counties wanted to familiarize themselves with the projects in their counties. Areas of focus were progress of these projects, funding, challenges and their expectations from NWCPC. National Water on the other hand got the opportunity to present to the leaders the current status of the projects and their expectations too from the leaders.

Dr. Kones said that water is a critical resource hence the Corporation was committed to ensure implementation of the proposed water projects. “Despite the fact that we are majorly mandated to construct large dams, we should also emphasize on the small community projects”. He added that once Bosto dam is complete, water challenges in the county of Bomet will be have been sorted out.

Regarding Londiani dam, the Ag. Managing Director Dr. (Eng.) Ali Hassan informed the meeting that various stakeholder forums had been done at the site and the residents of Kericho welcomed the project. He added that the Corporation is working with the National Lands Commission where NLC is mandated with land valuation and later oversee compensation for those who will be affected.

The leaders were also briefed on Soin-Koru Dam by the Project Engineer, Eng. Githenya. The Soin-Koru Dam Development project is proposed to be located on the Nyando River in the vicinity of Muhoroni in the Western part of Kenya. It shall be 60km from Kisumu City and 5km upstream of Muhoroni town. The Dam will be located in Kisumu and Kericho counties.

The proposed multi-purpose dam shall be used for flood control in the lower reaches of Nyando River basin, supply of domestic water to the city of Kisumu and the satellite towns of Ahero, Awasi, Muhoroni, Koitaburot location in Kericho county; and irrigation of the existing irrigation schemes of Ahero and West Kano throughout the year.

NWCPC and leaders agreed to work together in the quest for provision of water to the public. NWCPC has collaborated with various counties to enhance service delivery in water provision and will continue to partner with other stakeholders on the same.