The government will spend Sh180 million to sink boreholes in Murang’a County.
Water and Sanitation Principal Secretary Mr Joseph Irungu said the boreholes will increase water accessibility to Murang’a residents.
Mr Irungu said that in addition to sinking the boreholes, the money will also be channelled to the construction of water pans to harvest rainwater for future use.
Irungu said the funds have been factored in the current fiscal year.The PS expressed confidence that the borehole projects and water pans will be completed by mid this year. The PS explained that the boreholes will be sunk in the lower parts of the county that receive minimal rains to alleviate water scarcity.
“All water projects being implemented in the county are meant to increase connections to homesteads to more than 80 percent,” he said.
The multi-million shillings projects are in line with Murang’a County Water Master Plan meant to achieve universal water accessibility in the county by 2022.