The Ministry of Water, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate change together with Members of the County Assembly Committee of Environment on Thursday commenced a two-day consultative meeting aimed at developing the final Draft of the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) which cuts across Water and Environment projects implementation status, report and the ongoing projects, Natural Resources Acts, Policies, Regulations and other Legislations as well as the County projects supported by the Kenya Devolution Support Programme (KDSP).

Hon. Boaz Omukunda the Chairperson of the Committee termed the Ministry a key service delivery docket and promised, on behalf of his Colleagues, to work closely with the Officers to ensure H.E Governor Fernandes Barasa’s agenda on provision of quality Hygiene and Sanitation services to residents is realised.

The in-charge CECM Prof. Mariam Barasa, who opened the meeting, thanked the Legislators for honouring the invite stating that they have an integral role to play in actualisation of H.E FCPA Governor Fernandes Barasa’s six pillars more so on Hygiene and Sanitation.

Prof. Mariam added that the County has allocated resources to ensure residents are connected with water at their doorsteps dubbed “Amatsi Khumuliango” initiative and expressed her willingness to cooperate and consult with every stakeholder to ensure the agenda is achieved.

Chief Officer for Environment, Natural resources and Climate change Mr Justin Mutobera moderated the session and highlighted some of the Ministerial projects among them, Lumino, Musembe, and Misango Water projects saying that the Department targets to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.

His counterpart at the Water and Sanitation docket Ms Jessica Wesonga on her part encouraged positive criticism from the MCAs noting that the Executive recognizes and appreciates the important oversight role played by the Legislative arm of Government.