Lamu Governor H.E Fahim Twaha has today held a consultative meeting with Kenya Urban Support Program (KUSP) and Lamu Municipality team to deliberate on how best the County Government of Lamu in collaboration with Lamu Municipality can provide clean and safe water to residents within the Municipality.
Speaking during the meeting that was held at the County Headquarters’ in Mokowe, Governor Fahim reiterated the importance of enabling Lamu Municipality to provide water since that was in tandem with his MaiMekoni flagship project that runs across the county.
“My administration believes safe water and sanitation should not be a privilege of only those who are rich or live in urban centers. These are some of the most basic requirements for human health, and that’s why my Government has taken the responsibility of ensuring that every Lamu resident can access them.”
Kenya Urban Support Program Director Mr. Solomon Ambwere noted enabling Lamu Municipality to set up a desalination plant would serve residents of Basuba, Mkomani, Shella, Mokowe and Hindi respectively.
This initiative comes when Lamu County Government has already commenced the construction and installation of a desalination plant in Mokowe.
Also in attendance was Lamu Deputy Governor H.E Hon. Abdulhakim Bwana, Lamu Municipal Manager Mr. Omar Famau, LAWASCO MD. Paul Wainaina, County Engineers among others.