County trains water officers

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Nakuru County Department of Water and Sanitation in partnership with the Centre for Social Planning and Administrative Development (CESPAD) held a training for county water officers from all 11 wards as well as from the Nakuru Rural Water and Sanitation Company (NARUWASCO).

The training entailed ways of incorporating the community into water projects as caretakers of the project.

Nationwide studies have shown that one third of community managed rural water projects collapse within 3 years of completion mainly due to governance wrangles.

Speaking at the workshop, Water and Sanitation Ag. Chief Officer Eng. Johnson Kamau, outlined the need for capacity building from the county level to the community level in order to ensure proper management of rural water schemes hence the importance of conducting the training.

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