Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency (LVSWWDA) was part of a history making process when it chose to participate in the 9th Edition of Africities Summit that took place from 17th to 21st May, 2022 in Kisumu County.
The Agency was among the over 150 exhibitors from Africa and other continents who showcased their goods and services in the allocated 5000m2 of exhibition space. Africities is a Pan Africa Conference that is convened by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-A). It brings together leadership of cities and sub-national governments for the advancement of decentralization with the aim of improving the living standards of the citizens
The 2022 theme was ‘The Role of Intermediary Cities of Africa in the implementation of Agenda 2030 of the United Nations and the African Union Agenda 2063’. During the event period, LVSWWDA received several dignitaries at its exhibition space at Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium, and also attended several sessions and made water and sanitation related presentations.
Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ministry of Defense Hon. Eugene Wamalwa, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Forestry Mr. Keriako Tobiko Egh, SC, Government Spokesperson Col (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna, Deputy Governor for the County of Kisumu Hon. Dr. Mathew Owili, Kisumu County First Lady Mrs. Dorothy Nyong’o and Kisumu County Assembly Speaker Hon. Elisha Oraro were among several other dignitaries that visited the
LVSWWDA Africities exhibition booth. They were received by the Agency’s Chairman Mr. Dan Omino, OGW and Ag. CEO Mr. Chrispine Juma, HSC. They lauded the Agency for the continuous partnership with relevant stakeholders in developing Water and Sanitation infrastructure within the City of Kisumu and its
Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation program (LVWATSAN) was one of the top list projects showcased under Kisumu County. The project is co- financed by French Development Agency, European Investment Bank, European Union and the GoK. The project is expected to benefit additional population of 350,000 within Kisumu County with increased water supply coverage from 67% to 90% and Sanitation coverage from current 16% to 45% and ultimately reduce water loss from 45% to 25%. LVSWWDA took advantage of the ongoing Africities Summit in Kisumu to discuss the Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Development in its coverage area with special focus on the Kisumu City and its environs. The Agency was represented by Eng. Phelix Okuta under the thematic area ‘The Rural-Urban Linkage for Sustainable Development expert Group Meeting. (Kisumu Content)’.