Team and Team International visited the Department of Water Services to update the County Executive, Faith Aletea on the ongoing implementation of the Sustainable Access to Water and Sanitation in ASALs (SWASAP) Project in Kakuma, Turkana West.
The Project targets to deliver a fully equipped high-yielding borehole to catalyze agricultural production at Choro Farm through irrigation.
It also aims to ensure access to sanitation facilities for both the refugee and host communities in Kakuma and Kalobeyei.
The SWASAP which costs Ksh. 28 Million is co-funded by the Water Sector Trust Fund and Team and Team International in partnership with the County Government of Turkana.
While lauding the move, the CECM Aletea called on Team and Team International to keep up the spirit and called on other partners to follow suit for streamlined coordination of the sector interventions.
As the Project is set to conclude in May 2024, she promised to constitute a five-member committee to jointly monitor the project until its completion.
CECM further reiterated that the efforts the County Government and partners are investing in the water sector are geared towards the realization of the Governor’s dedication to making water accessible to all the residents of Turkana County.
On his part, National Administrator for Team and Team International, Kevin Nduati said that part of the briefs to CECM included capacity building and construction of sanitation blocks at various locations as key components in the Project.
Nduati said more than 200 farmers at Choro Farm have benefitted from the training. The works to complete borehole drilling, piping, and the erection of a 50m3 storage tank are underway.
He added Team and Team International were planning to do similar updates to the Departments of Health and Agriculture which are critical partners in the project.
Present during the meeting were Director Leah Asami (Kakuma Office) and Joseph Mungai (Project Engineer), all of the Team and Team International staff.