Turkana County vows to deal with water cartels

By Brian Okoth On Thu, 26 Nov, 2020 12:06 | < 1 min read
Turkana County Water Services CEC, Chris Aletia. [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL]
Turkana County Water Services CEC, Chris Aletia. [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL]
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    The Turkana Water Act 2019 was created to help alleviate water shortage in both urban and rural parts of the county.

The minister for Water Services in Turkana County, Chris Aletia, says his ministry has come up with a plan to deal with cartels who have “created an artificial shortage of water” in Kalokol area, Turkana Central.

Speaking to journalists Thursday during the official launch of the County Water Act Workshop, Aletia said his ministry was working with relevant authorities to ensure that that the water cartel is wiped out.

The Turkana Water Act 2019 was created to help alleviate water shortage in both urban and rural parts of the county.

Advanced water companies have been contracted to help in the supply of water in the area.

“I am urging all water users’ associations to undergo mandatory registration at the Office of the County Attorney. This enables county authorities to recognise and issue them with certificates of compliance,” said Aletia.

The water CEC was accompanied to the workshop by Turkana County Chief Water Officer Moses Natome, Director of water services Tito Ochieng, practical action lead Benson Thuku and the chairpersons of water users’ associations in Turkana County.

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