Thwake dam may stall over funds, Ouko
SEE ALSO :'No cash for Thwake dam’However, there is no money for hydro-power generation, water supply and irrigation development. “Although African Development Fund and Government of Kenya funding for the first phase of Sh42.365 billion has been approved, the remainder of the phases, with a budget of Sh39.845 billion, is yet to be financed or planned for,” Mr Ouko said in the report. “The state department is yet to negotiate or look for financiers for the remaining phases. Consequently, it is not clear how the three more phases will be financed to project completion,” adds the report for the 2017/18 financial year. The report comes at the backdrop of delays in implementing the first phase following protests by locals over compensation. Water Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui last week told Parliament that the project had stalled after locals blocked the contractor from continuing with his work until they are compensated.
Register to advertise your products & services on our classifieds website Digger.co.ke and enjoy one month subscription free of charge and 3 free ads on the Standard newspaper.