By Abdihakim Mohamed:
Residents of Garissa county will soon enjoy crystal clear water after the government commissioned a mega water project on Thursday.
Speaking when he toured the Northern Water Services Board and the Garissa Water and Sewerage Company, Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa said the government will carry out the Sh500 million water project in collaboration with an Israeli Company known as Mekorot.
On completion, the project will improve water quality in Busia, Baringo and Garissa counties as it will either prevent or correct water turbidity in these areas.
Residents of Garissa are used to getting cloudy water from their taps because turbidity in Garissa is about 14000NTU instead of the normal measurement of 5NTU as confirmed by the Cabinet Secretary.
Wamalwa was accompanied by Water Service Trust Fund chairman Musikari Kombo and received by local leaders led by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and Garissa Governor Nathif Jama.
The local leadership welcomed the project which is set to address perennial water shortages in the town and its environs.
The delegation later visited the newly re-opened Garissa University College where the CS pledged his Ministry would sink a borehole for the institution to supplement the already existing supply.