Mkanda dam project to be completed by March

The Mkanda dam project In Kwale county PHOTO/LAWRENCE SITA

Kwale,KENYA:The rehabilitation of the Mkanda dam project is expected to be complete by March 2017.

This is according to the water PS Fred Segor who said the sh 200 million project which kicked off early this year was in its last phase.

Speaking when he paid an inspection tour to some of the  water projects in Kwale County on Saturday including the Mkanda dam, Segor said the  mega Mwache dam project would also be completed next year.

“The Mkanda dam water project is already at its last phase and after completion, a twenty kilometer water pipeline is expected to be constructed up to the the Kenyan Tanzania boarder in Lungalunga to benefit residents.” Segor said.

More than 1500 residents of Msambweni and Lungalunga sub-counties are also expected to benefit from the Mkanda dam water project.

The mega Mwache dam water project is the largest of them all and is expected to cost sh. 35 billion.

Another project set to ease the water problem is the Mzima springs II water pipeline in Taita Taveta.

The counties  set to benefit  from the various projects include Taita Taveta, Kilifi, Tana river  Kwale,Mombasa and Lamu.

The projects are expected to benefit more than two million residents in the region in a hope to end water scarcity problems.