Garissa County launches solar powered boreholes

Garissa County launches solar powered boreholes
Solar powered borehole commissioned at Danyere Ward in Balambala, Garissa County. PHOTO| COURTESY

After close to 30 years without reliable source of water, residents of Danyere Ward in Balambala, Garissa County can heave a sigh of relief.

This is after Governor Ali Korane on Friday commissioned two solar-powered boreholes in the area to provide water for the residents.

Garissa County CEC in charge of Water said the boreholes operate at zero fuel cost and are environmental friendly.

Last year, the Garissa County Government commissioned a multi-million water project co-funded by UNICEF to improve access of water for the residents of Kasha and its environs.

The project is also set to end the persistent water shortage in the town and its environs.

Governor Korane highlighted other upcoming water flagship projects in the Sub-County aimed at addressing the water issue in the area.

The Governor lauded efforts by the water management team under the stewardship of the CEC for Water, Mr. Issa Oyow, for the improvement of water coverage in Garissa township from a paltry of 25% to 85% and over 70 boreholes across the county.

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