The first consignment of materials and equipment for the construction of an installation for water purification through reverse osmosis technology has been delivered at Nasinyono Village in Turkana West.
This is a joint effort by the County Government and the African Inland Church Health Ministry (AICHM) under the supervision of the Turkana West Sun County Water Office to enhance access to clean and safe drinking water for the local residents.
It is expected that the Reverse Osmosis machine will be delivered in the next two weeks upon completion of the hosting construction that is currently underway.
The County Executive for Water Services, Faith Aletia, the installation will be the first of its kind in the entire Turkana West that will benefit the host community.
A similar installation already exists in the Kakuma Camp that is benefiting the refugee community.
CECM Aletea said that the diversification of investment to enhance water quality and access to all Turkana residents is a significant part of the Governor’s Nine-Point Agenda that’s meant to transform the whole of Turkana County.
Upon completion, the installation is expected to directly supply clean and safe drinking water to about 10,000 people.
The equipment was received by Sub-county Water Officer Edward Ekai.