NEMA prefers boreholes than water pans

By Our Reporter

In a bid to alleviate drought due to climate change in Kajiado South and West sub-counties, the National Management Authority (NEMA) has opted for drilling boreholes instead of digging water pans.

Speaking during an inspection of dams at Imbirikani  NEMA Chairman John Konchela said: “It is discouraging that NEMA allocated Sh12 million to construct the pans but the money did not serve the intended purpose and so we will be drilling boreholes as they are more cost effective and can be managed easily by the community.’’

Wangari Kirumba the National Coordinator for the Adaptation Fund concurred that drilling of boreholes would be more effective and beneficial for residents to get fresh water and also serve their livestock.

“It is now evident that we need to change tact and construct boreholes across the 14 counties across the country normally affected by drought,’’ she added

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