Mutulani Water project Committee
It is my pleasure to present our report on the progress of the project; provide safe and clean water for 1500 children and women where the project is aiming at expanding water access to Mutulani community, in Makueni County, Kenya
A number of developments were accomplished in the first quarter of year 2017 which include:
Election of the project management committee
Members of the Mutulani Community led by Mawe CBO held a community meeting to identify a project management committee to oversee the implementation of the project. The committee is composed of eleven members where six are male and four are female. The committee was tasked to commit their time and good will to oversee the implementation of the project.
Hydro geological survey
Poverty Eradication Network (PEN) contracted Aquawell Services Company after a thorough procurement process to identify a suitable contactor with reference to competence, experience, and value for our money, quality, efficiency and effectiveness. Aquawell provided an expert hydrologist who undertook the survey exercise to establish the underground water potential of the Mutulani area. The exercise resulted in the identification of the exact point with adequate water to serve the Mutulani Primary School, Secondary school and the community at large. The spot was marked waiting for drilling the exercise. A Hydro geological survey report was produced and shared with National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) and Water Resource Management Authority (WARMA) who are to provide authorization for the drilling exercise to begin. Copies of the report were also shared with the potential drilling companies to facilitate provision of quote for the drilling exercise.
Environmental impact assessment
This activity is a mandatory exercise that must be carried out as per the Environmental Management Conservation Act 1999. It is usually undertaken to establish all environmental positive and negative impacts of a project before it is implemented to ensure the negative impact are mitigated. Environmental Impact Assessment was done and the report submitted to National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to facilitate drilling authorization.
Drilling of the Borehole
Poverty Eradication Network (PEN) will engage a driller who will be identified competitively to undertake the drilling exercise once the drilling permit from the Water Resource Management Authority (WARMA) is received.
Borehole Equiping and Water distribution
Due to the limited funds available at the moment, PEN has approached other stakeholders and institutions to collaborate with in the equipping and to ensure optimal water distribution. PEN and the Mutulani community appreciate the great milestone achieved to-date through all our donors. We still welcome you and your friends to continue supporting this noble cause of providing water to 1500 children and women of Mutulani community
Poverty Eradication Network