In a bid to enhance water and sanitation access to locals in rural areas across Uasin Gishu County, Governor Jackson Mandago has issued an order for the establishment of the Uasin Gishu Rural Water and Sanitation Company.
The Company will be mandated to provide water and sanitation services to locals in the county, mainly those in rural areas.
Communication for the establishment of the Uasin Gishu Rural Water and Sanitation Company was made to the Uasin Gishu County Assembly on Tuesday, in the first session since the Members of County Assembly (MCAs) returned from a short recess.
“From the office of the County attorney, we have received a communication on the establishment of Uasin Gishu Rural Water and Sanitation Company,” Assembly Speaker David Kiplagat informed the MCA.
“Governor Jackson Mandago has Pursuant to Section 3 of the Uasin Gishu County Corporations Act 2014 issued an order for the establishment of the above-named company,” he added, while reading a letter from the Uasin Gishu Attorney.
In the letter, the County forwarded to the Assembly a Sub Committee for the Uasin Gishu Rural Water and Sanitation Company, minutes for the formation of the company, and a letter of approval dated October 4, 2021.
The letter was also accompanied by an order of the establishment of the company from the governor, a memorandum, and articles of association for the Uasin Gishu Rural Water and Sanitation Company.
“The purpose of forwarding this letter is for approval as stated in the Uasin Gishu County Corporations Act 2014,” noted the County Attorney.
Uasin Gishu County Assembly Speaker David Kiplagat committed the matter before the Committee of Water, Natural Resources and Environment for purposes of consideration.
Once approved by the MCAs, the Uasin Gishu Rural Water and Sanitation Company will be the second public company under the county providing water and sanitation services after the Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company (ELDOWAS) that is mandated to provide the services to locals residing within the Eldoret Town Municipality.