Residents of Narengewoi in Turkana North, are set to benefit from a water project established under the partnership between the County Government and TUPADO.
The project is designed to provide a fully integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) facility with a nine-kilometer piping system, a storage tank, distribution lines, a water Kiosk, and an animal watering trough, will be completed in nine months.
This is in a bold move to address food and water security, nutrition, and gender protection in the area.
Speaking during the meeting in her office, CECM for Water Services, Faith Aletea lauded TUPADO and Oxfam for the project. She promised to provide all the needed support for its completion within the agreed timelines.
The Water CECM said her office had been briefed about TUPADO as the local implementing partner for Oxfam through the Local Humanitarian Leadership (LHL) approach with funding from the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
She said both Oxfam and TUPADO had a long good and humanitarian history of interventions in Turkana and in the WASH sector and other livelihood programs.
CECM said they would implement lessons learned in the past to deliver the project successfully.
On his part, the Project Manager for WASH in TUPADO, Mathew Logurale, said the project also included Multi-purpose cash assistance, gender protection, and capacity building for better governance of the water project.
Logurale informed that TUPADO had worked closely with the Turkana North Sub-county Water Office in the design of the project and the conduct of all the necessary topographical surveys with support from Oxfam.
Present during the meeting were Mutunga Nzoka (Public Health Promoter), Francis Magondu (Public Health Engineer), Mwarongo Benson (Public Health Officer) and Benson Odola (MEAL Officer, Oxfam).
TUPADO was represented by Benson Elemach (M&E) and Patricia Lotieng(Wash Officer).