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Hifadhi Maji, Boresha Maisha

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Whistle- blower Policy
17 Aug 2021 14:37

NWHSA’s WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY The Public Service Commission (PSC) in conjunction with the State Corporation Advisory Committee (SCAC) issued the code of Governance for State Corporations; Mwongozo Code in 2015 to guide operations of State Corporations.  The Mwongozo Code advocates for ethical leadership, best practices in Corporate Governance and prudent management of public resources. While the government has initiated various reforms to curb corruption in the country, there is need for co [ ... ]

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Anti-Corruption Policy
17 Aug 2021 13:36

Anti-Corruption Policy  The Authority is committed to ensuring zero tolerance to corruption hence we have put in place measures to curb corruption and promote integrity as enshrined in our value system. It is on this back drop that we have developed the Authority’s Anti-corruption policy whose main objective is to provide a framework to combat corruption and unethical conduct.  The policy will further lay a firm foundation that will develop a culture of accountability and transparency thro [ ... ]

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The New ISO Standard
06 May 2021 07:47

ISO 9001:2015 is an International Standard dedicated to Quality Management Systems (QMS). It outlines a framework for improving quality and set procedures through which an organization carries out its operations in a consistent manner to meet the requirements and expectations of its stakeholders effectively and efficiently. The new standards were published in 2015, giving institutions a three year transition period to upgrade their ISO 9001:2008 certification to ISO 9001:2015. In view of this, N [ ... ]

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Napuu Water Project
03 May 2021 13:02Napuu Water Project

    Napuu water project in Turkana County is now headed to the final stages of project completion. All the materials and items needed for completion of the project have now been delivered on site. These are; solar panels, pump, motor & accessories. The Authority aims to complete and hand over the project to the county government of Turkana by Mid-May 2021.  Turkana Deputy Governor H.E Hon Peter Lotethiro toured the project on Monday 26th April 2021 to assess progress and asked NWHSA to [ ... ]

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Management Team
19 Jul 2019 15:21Management Team

    NWHSA's Management team oversees the day-to-day running of the Authority and ensures the Authority’s objectives are achieved. The team is led by the Chief Executive Officer who is also a member of the Board of Directors. CS. Sharon Obonyo          Ag. Chief Executive Officer CPA Patrick O. Ataro       GM-Finance & Corporate Planning Eng. Reuben Itiko           Chief Engineer, Construction & Electro Mechanical Duncan Ondulo               Chief Surve [ ... ]

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Service Charter
18 Jul 2019 09:25Service Charter

This Service Charter sets out our commitments to our clients and stakeholders with regard to the quality of services that they expect from us. The Charter will improve awareness among our clients and stakeholders of the availability and quality of the services we offer.We are committed to continuous improvement in pursuit of client satisfaction and achievement of excellence in our operations.     To Download the Charter please click here  DOWNLOAD 2019 SERVICE CHARTER HERE

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The Business Development Unit

The Business Development Unit

Drilling of boreholes

The BDU has been involved in drilling works across all the country's counties with a bias towards the arid and semi-arid counties of Wajir, Mandera, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni and Western & Nyanza region counties.

 Plant/Equipment Hire (Watermaster/Dredging Plant)

One of the greatest hindrances to the full utilization of dams and pans is siltation which gradually reduces the storage capacity of dams and pans. A great number of dams and pans have not been silted since their construction especially because of lack of disilting equipment. The Corporation has one such disilting equipment which has been seeded to BDU to be hired out commercially for such purposes. A recent case of hire of this equipment was by Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) to remove water hyacinth on Lake Victoria. This machine has also been used in the past on Chinga dam in Ithaca and Bayete dam in Wareng.

 Construction of small dams and pans

The BDU has been engaging in the construction and supervision of dams and pans. There exists a wide market for such products especially with the advent of a devolved governance.

 Engineering Consultancy Services

The Corporation has a number of specialist professionals that could provide commercial consultancy services under the ambit of BDU which could be a potential source of revenue. Such specialists include: Engineers, Hydrogeologists, EIA Experts who could provide the following services: -

          - Ground water investigations

          - Design of small pan & dams

          - Design of water supply systems

          - Project supervision

          - Environmental audits.

Fleet Management

The rates of hire of such equipment are contained in the Exchequer and Audit Act (Cap 412) Legal Notice No. 53. This legal notice was only meant to cover the mechanical and transport fund operated by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure which is now being widely applied by all Government Ministries and Departments including Parastatals.

Hire of vehicles, plant and machineries takes into account both normal hire rates and dry hire rates. Dry hire rates are a situation where the vehicle or plant is leased out to the user without the operator and fuel. On the other hand, normal hire rates include machines, operator and fuel. BDU intends to adopt these rates in its fleet management process.

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