Water and Sanitation PS Kipronoh Meets KEWI Governing Council

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The Principal Secretary, State Department for Water and Sanitation has today tasked the Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) Governing Council and the Management to create tailored and certified training for water engineers in the country.

While addressing Governing Council Members and KEWI Nairobi Campus Staff during his official visit, Dr. Kipronoh Ronoh agreed that KEWI is unique in capacity building for professionals in the water sector and stands tall in supporting the government’s bottom-up transformation approach on water and sanitation agenda.

Dr. Kipronoh while noting that water is a devolved function, requested KEWI to align its training programs to assist the County Governments to capacity build their human resources in human capital in order to provide necessary systems and processes for managing water at county level.

“Anyone who touches or handles water infrastructure should be a Certified Professional with accreditation from KEWI.” Dr. Kipronoh said.

He expressed his admiration for the institute’s commitment to addressing critical water and sanitation services in the country.

Dr. Kipronoh’s visit has proved to be a turning point for KEWI since it marks the beginning of a dynamic transformative journey that would subsequently pave way for positive advancements in water and sanitation sector that would be spearheaded or would require the input of KEWI expertise.

While welcoming the PS, KEWI Chief Executive Officer Dr. Leiro Letangule has thanked the PS for finding time amidst his busy schedule to visit the institute. He requested him to extend his visit to the satellite Campuses in the near future.

In his remarks, KEWI Governing Council Chairperson Hon. Patrick Musili Mbangula assured the PS that the Council will work hard to fulfill the institute’s mandate within the law and will work together with the Ministry in order to realize the Kenya Kwanza Manifesto. Hon. Musili also assured members of staff of his unwavering support.

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