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National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority

Hifadhi Maji, Boresha Maisha

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Napuu Water Project in Turkana
25 Jun 2020 14:10

Mr. Erick Okeyo, MBS, MKIM recently undertook a comprehensive orientation tour of water projects being undertaken by the National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority in Turkana County. During the tour, where he was accompanied by Management and Staff of the Authority, he met various stakeholders who appreciated the extent of the works by the organization. The Chairman paid a courtesy call to the Turkana County Commissioner Mr. Muthama Wambua and briefed him on the on-going projects. In the s [ ... ]

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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 Eng. Henry Kigenyi          Chief Engineer [ ... ]

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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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