October 19th 2017

Top Stories / Counties

PS warns Sh5.5 billion Chemususu Dam contractors for delaying treatment works

The PS said that despite the ongoing politics surrounding the construction of the Sh38 billion Itare Dam, the government will still continue with the programme in order to solve recurrent water shortage in Nakuru and Kericho counties.

By Jackson Okataamboleokata@gmail.comTuesday, 21 Feb 2017 15:47 EAT

The principal secretary for Water Fred Segor has put on notice contractors who fail to finish their work within the stipulated timelines. Speaking during a tour of Chemususu Water Project in Eldama Ravine earlier today, Mr Segor said that such contractors risk having their contracts cancelled.

He said that construction of treatment work station at Chemususu Dam is behind schedule by six months, and revealed that he had instructed the contractor to quicken the pace of work in order to complete the remaining work. The project is expected to be complete in the next 18 months.

The PS said that despite the ongoing politics surrounding the construction of the Sh38 billion Itare Dam, the government will still continue with the programme in order to solve recurrent water shortage in Nakuru and Kericho counties.

Speaking at the same event, Baringo governor Benjamin Cheboi said that blockage of the piping system due to deposits of manganese has been a major cause of water shortage in Eldama Ravine Town.

He however said that the contractor had given them an assurance that the blockage will be eliminated in the next two weeks.

The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County





Stay Connected