As part of its efforts in the Northern Arid Lands (NAL) of Kenya to address water scarcity and its economic and social impact on local communities, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today handed over a water facility to Governor of Samburu County Moses Lenolkulal at the Rapunye Borehole site in Archers Post, Samburu. The water facility, which consists of a borehole, water tower and water access points, has a capacity to serve 6,400 people.
I’m so happy to be here in Samburu this morning! We are here to participate in the hand-over of the Rapunye community water, sanitation and hygiene — or WASH — facility to help families in Samburu live healthy and resilient lives. This water facility has been supported by USAID to complement the excellent work the Government of Kenya and Samburu County are doing to improve people’s health and prosperity, and is one of the many activities USAID has supported under our APHIAplus IMARISHA project that operates across Kenya’s northern arid lands.
To address Kenya’s acute shortage of health workers, the Government of Kenya and the United States today launched the Afya Elimu Fund (AEF), a public-private partnership (PPP) initiative aimed at providing low interest loans to cover tuition fees for needy students in medical training colleges.
I am pleased to be here today at the start of this important initiative in the history of Kenya’s power sector. I wish to start off by thanking the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum for the great work they have done over the past couple of years in developing the country’s electricity sub-sector.
Last updated: November 17, 2016