Taita Taveta County, on Friday 26th February, this 2021, was among the eight counties in Kenya that inked a deal and signed a letter of commitment on a program dubbed Ending Drought Emergencies-Climate Proofed Infrastructure for Improved Water and Sanitation in Arid and Semi-Arid ASAL areas.
The EDE-CPIRA Program targets to improve access to safe and clean water in rural areas and ensure sustainability in the running of rural water schemes.
Speaking in Nairobi, the County Executive Committee Member CECM in charge of Water, Environment, Sanitation, Climate Change and Natural Resources Esther Mwanyumba stated that the program which is jointly funded by European Union and the Government puts Taita Taveta on the global map by aligning towards Sustainable Development Goal SDG 6 which is about providing access to clean water and sanitation for all.
” Moreover, under the able stewardship of H.E. the Governor Granton Samboja’s administration, we are further walking in the paths of SDG 17 which calls for revitalizing global partnerships for sustainable development,” Mrs Mwanyumba added.
In attendance were CEO WSTF Mr Ismail Shaiye, SNV Country Director Mr Jeen Kootstra, Rep from WASREB Eng. Peter Njaggah, CECMs and WSP MDs from Taita Taveta, Kilifi, Kitui, Baringo, Mandera, Kajiado, West Pokot and Samburu among others.