The Kenya Red Cross Society has expressed its commitment towards collaborating with both the state and other actors to address perennial water shortage in North Eastern region.
Speaking in Sankuri, Balambala Sub-county during an inspection tour of the Sankuri Water Project, the Kenya Red Cross Society Secretary-General, Dr. Asha Mohamed, said that the Society will continue to support projects geared towards the provision of safe drinking water for both domestic and livestock use in the region.
“There are two elevated tanks that hold 100,000 liters of water. It will serve 90 percent of the population. This amount of water which if put into good use will help alleviate not only the water shortage but save women and children time they use to go and fetch water,” Dr. Mohamed said.
Nadhifa Abdirashid, a resident, noted that the Sankuri Water project will help reduce the number of people that fetch water from River Tana where some residents have been attacked by crocodiles.
The Secretary-General said, “We are also working with other stakeholders to ensure that communities will have water that can help them do their own agricultural activities to ensure that they are food secure. This will also go a long way in ensuring minimum conflicts over the precious commodity”.
She disclosed that the society has lined up new projects that they intend to implement in Modogashe Sub-county, noting that her tour will help in discussing the same and doing startup.