Ruto plans to build 100 mega dams for irrigation, livestock, domestic use

Written by on 24 February 2023

President William Ruto has revealed that plans are at an advanced stage to build 100 mega and 1,000 small dams for irrigation, livestock and domestic use.

Speaking to Maa community leaders from Kajiado, Narok, Samburu, Laikipia and Marsabit at State House Nairobi, Thursday, February 23, 2023, Ruto noted that arid and semi-arid lands will benefit from government investments in water.

The president added that water harvesting, the revival of the leather industry and mitigation of the effects of climate change will transform the region.

“To coordinate this effectively, the Ministry of Water is holding meetings with each county to identify their priorities,” he said.

Ruto stressed that the leather industry has many opportunities for livestock keepers.

President William Ruto with Maa community leaders at State House. PHOTO/State House Kenya/Facebook.

On insecurity, banditry and cattle rustling in northern Kenya, the President was categorical that the menace must come to end.

“Banditry must end. It is denying children the chance to go to school and holding back the region and the people,” he said.

The meeting was attended by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, governors Joseph Ole Lenku (Kajiado), Jonathan Lati Leleliit (Samburu) and Narok’s Patrick Ole Ntutu and several MPs.

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