Mr. Ismail SHAIYE, Chief Executive Officer of the Water Sector Trust Fund and Mr. Fourat BINOUS, Regional Director of SCET-Tunisie in East Africa signed, on 18 November 2020, a Contract of Consultancy Services. The assignment covers the Design and Supervision of the Construction of 42 Drilled Wells to Supply several villages in the counties of Mandera, Wajir Garissa, Marsabit, Isiolo and Samburu in Kenya. This project aims to provide drinking water, a "source of life" to more than 130,000 people. The facilities to be provided must be easy to operate and maintain by the local populations. Considering that the location of the boreholes may not necessarily be close to transmission lines and because of fuel supply issues, the wells will be equipped with solar pumping generators, which is the most cost effective solution.
This project enters in the framework of the Saudi Program for Drilling of Wells and Rural Development in Africa, founded by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), which objectives are:
- Raising the living standard of the rural population by long-term provision of a safe drinking water supply;
- Improving the water supply situation in rural areas to benefit as many people as possible, and provide a basis for gradual development.