Athi Water Services has re branded to Athi Water Works Development Agency in a bid to re-engineer the firm to efficiently deliver its services.
This comes after the renaming of the agency under the 2016 water Act from Athi water services board to Athi water works development agency.
The new look sets the future outlook of AWWDA in fulfillment of the constitutional rights and the Water Act obligations to clean and safe water.
The launch comes in at a time when the government is focusing on ensuring all citizens have access to safe water and sanitation services.
In addition, the 5 year strategic plan 2019 -2023 launched recently main goals are to increase water access to 80% by 2022, 60% access to sanitation by 2022, the plan is an enabler to making Kenya a middle income country.
The launch brought together stakeholders, partners, sector players, agencies, management and staff involved in the delivery of water and sewerage together towards realization of water and sanitation management.
Commenting on the launch Mr. Simon Chelugui – Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Water and Sanitation said:
”The strategic plan, is very important ,not only for Athi Water Works Development Agency but also for the residents of Nairobi, Kiambu and Murang’a counties; and the entire water sector.”
I want to assure Kenyans that my Ministry will monitor the progress of the implementation on an annual basis. It is anticipated that the implementation of this plan will enable Athi Water Works Development Agency live up to its promise of ‘Accelerating Access to clean Water and improved Sanitation.”
Ms.Winnie Guchu Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Water and Sanitation said:
“We need to change our thinking on what is really open defecation because even from good homes the waste water still goes directly into the rivers without being treated,”
The plan recognizes the strategic framework for the development, maintenance and management of water and sewerage infrastructure. This will also see resource mobilization to finance water and sanitation infrastructure as well as strengthen the Agency leadership towards productivity.