Deep boreholes will offer permanent solution to water scarcity in Kenya, Israel Ambassador to Kenya Noah Gal Gendler has revealed.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong on Wednesday, Noah-Gen said Israel has sufficient water to feed its 9 million population with borehole water accounting for the lion’s share.
‘’ In Israel drilling of water covers a depth of 1.6 kilometers which extracts enough water to feed over a million people. The water is filtered, piped and used for Agriculture and domestic use, adding that Israel recycles 90 per cent of sewage.
He said the scenario is different in Kenya where the depth is less than 100m,’’ he said, adding that harnessing of water is also not embraced in Kenya.
Noah-Gen said Kenyans are lucky with sunny condition which is conducive for the construction of power plant to generate about 40 megawatts of electricity.
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong thanked Israel for the water project at Sikwata village in Matayos Sub County saying the project will benefit over 2500 residents. He also thanked the middle East nation for availing beds to Lwanya Girls High School and the Envoy for the tour saying the county welcomes investors to invest in areas they have comparative advantage.
Those present included Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi, Acting Chief Officer for Water Moses Weunda and Busia Water and Sewerage Services Company officials Isaiah Andati and Joseph Olubero.