Athi Water Works Development Agency has rebranded and unveiled its new look logo at a colorful event held recently at a Nairobi hotel.
The re-brand follows the renaming of the agency under the 2016 Water Act from Athi Water Services Board to Athi Water Works Development Agency.
The new look sets the future outlook of AWWDA in fulfillment of the constitutional rights and the Water Act obligations to clean and safe water. This launch comes in at a time when the government is focusing on ensuring all citizens have access to safe water and sanitation services.
In addition, the 5 year strategic plan 2019 -2023 launched recently main goals are to increase water access to 80 per cent by 2022, 60 per cent access to sanitation by 2022, the plan is an enabler to making Kenya a middle income country.
The launch brought together stakeholders, partners, sector players, agencies, management and staff involved in the delivery of water and sewerage together towards realization of water and sanitation management.
The strategic plan overall objectives involve:
- To increase the percentage of the population with access to safe water within the area of jurisdiction from 72.1 per cent to 80 per cent by 2024.
- To increase percentage of the population with access to improved sanitation within the area of jurisdiction from 47 per cent to 70 per cent by 2024
- To initiate resource mobilization strategies to generate KSh234.775 billion For financing water and sanitation infrastructure development by 2024.
- To promotes research, development and adoption of appropriate technology.
- To strengthen leadership and governance for efficiency and productivity.
“The strategic plan, is very important not only for Athi Water Works Development Agency but also for the residents of Nairobi, Kiambu and Murang’a counties; and the entire water sector,” said Cabinet Secretary Water and Sanitation Simon Chelugui during the launch.
He further noted: “I want to assure Kenyans that my Ministry will monitor the progress of the implementation on an annual basis. It is anticipated that the implementation of this plan will enable Athi Water Works Development Agency live up to its promise of ‘Accelerating Access to clean Water and improved Sanitation.”
Ms.Winnie Guchu – Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Water and Sanitation said: “We need to change our thinking on what is really open defecation because even from good homes the waste water still goes directly into the rivers without being treated,”
The plan recognizes the strategic framework for the development, maintenance and management of water and sewerage infrastructure. This will also see resource mobilization to finance water and sanitation infrastructure as well as strengthen the Agency leadership towards productivity.
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