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Makueni MP: Completion of two major dams will end water scarcity

Makueni MP Suzanne Kiamba says that once Ndukuma dam is completed, locals in Wote town won’t experience water problems again.

Speaking during an interview at a local Radio Station, Kiamba said that after the 50 million dam is done locals in Wote and its environs will have showers in their homes.

She lamented that it is sad that Wote town, the County Headquarters still grapples with water problems depending on donkeys to fetch water for daily use.

The lawmaker also said that the Mega Thwake dam completion in 2024 will ensure food security for Makueni county.

She disclosed plans are underway to ensure that by the time the construction of the dam is done pipes have been laid to ensure the flow of water to various areas.

“The Governor and I spoke to the Cabinet Secretary Alice Wahome and agreed that before the completion of Thwake dam which will be purposely for consumption and irrigation, we should have plans on how the water will be distributed.” said Kiamba.

“We want by the time the project ends everything to be in order so that our people can benefit more so in dry areas like Mavindini, Kitise, and Kathonzweni to get more water in a bid to boost food production,” she added.

She noted that she is partnering with the County Government to train farmers in farming drought-resistant crops that fetch good money in the market.

The legislator said farmers need to think beyond maize when it comes to farming noting that maize is sold cheaply because of being readily available.

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