Lake Victoria South Water Services Board is a State Corporation under the Kenyan Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
Our mandate is the Efficient and Economical provision of Water and Sanitation Services in our area of jurisdiction.
Lake Victoria South Water Services Board strives "To be the most Efficient and Effective Water Services Board in Kenya"
Gusii and Mikutra Water & Sanitation now have new Board of directors. The two teams were given 2- day induction programme by the Board at ICIPE- Mbita in Homa Bay County. The workshop focused on water sector regulations, the role of County Government, Issues of devolution and roles of various statutory institutions within water sector, performance benchmarks and Standards expected from the two companies.
The induction programme was graced by the Chairman LVSWSB, Executive Committee Members, (ECM) Energy, Environment, Water and Natural Resources Kisii, Migori and Nyamira Counties, WASREB new board of directors GUSII & MIKUTRA Water Companies, SNV, and LVSWSB staff among others.
Giving opening remarks during the session, the CEO of LVSWSB Eng. Agumba congratulated the two companies for the tremendous work realized in the past years; he also welcomed the new directors coming on board and encouraged them to have a positive mind to realize changes in the water companies. He accentuated on team work and information sharing to enable the team move forward.
The team also got the opportunity to learn about the Public Private Partnership which was presented by the WASH Sector Leader Chiranjibi Tiwari from SNV, who urged the upcoming directors to buy the idea of bringing in private operators to some of the schemes to help deal with the issues of maintenance, proper management and accountability, This initiative program will realize reduced non revenue water which has been a menace in the water companies over years. The CECM –Migori County Hon. Elijah on the same Note, emphasized on responsibility, transparency and accountability. He urged the MD’s and new directors to share the information with the County Government adequately and focus on achieving the company’s goals. ECM –Nyamira Mr. Andrew Ombati reiterated on information sharing between the Companies, the Board and County executives to help the companies move forward. Madam Sikitter ECM Kisii County requested the new directors to work together with the Counties. She also said that the County Government is committed to work with GUWASCO to deliver the mandated services.
Mr. Agwanda the Manger Assets and Development LVSWS also shared with the team a presentation on investment plans for the three Counties. He highlighted on both ongoing and completed projects in Kisii, Nyamira and Migori Counties. The project components includes: distribution pipeline rehabilitation, New Water Kiosks, Sewer line rehabilitation and Supply of bulk meters and consumer meters. The projects are funded by the Un-Habitat, GOK, ORIO, KFW and ADB.
In closing remarks, the Board’s chairman, Mr. Joseph Weya again welcomed the directors to the water sector. He laid more emphasis on accountability, good policy directions, information sharing, Teamwork and transparency. He finally urged all directors to be more innovative to enable good leadership direction and follow laws provided to the latter to move the company forward.
Chairman LVSWSB giving his closing remarks
Chief Executive Officer, LVSWSB during the opening session of the Workshop
Hon. Elija Odhiambo CECM Water & Energy Migori County giving his brief
From Left: Legal & Corporate manager LVSWSB, Assets Manager LVSWSB & ECM-Water Kisii County Madam Skitter Ocharo
WASH sector leader Chiranjibi Tiwari giving a presentation on Public Private Operator (PPP)
Mr. John Muruka from WASREB giving a presentation on WSREB regulations.
THE CABINET SECRETARY MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT WATER & NATURAL RESOURCES PROF. JUDI WAKHUNGU PRESIDES OVER NATIONAL WORLD WATER DAY CELEBRATIONS IN SUSWA PRIMARY, NAROK COUNTY.
Lake Victoria South Water Services Board (LVSWSB) joined stakeholders in celebrating National World Water Day held annually every 22nd day of March. This day was declared by United Nations as a day for Nations, organizations and communities to reflect on water as a basic resource at the heart of every development agenda. This year’s National celebration was held in Suswa Primary school, Narok County.
The event was presided over by the Cabinet Secretary, Prof Judi Wakhungu. In attendance were: the Principal Secretary Ministry of Environment Water & Natural resources Mr. Lopoyetum, the Governor Narok County Mr. Tunai, German Ambassador to Kenya Mr Andreas Peschke, UNESCO County representative, Members of Parliament from Narok, County commissioner, AMREF Kenya representative, Chairman WARMA Mr. Nyaoro, CEO WARMA Mr. Peter Kilu, Chairman LVSWSB Mr. Joseph Weya, Directors Mr. Sipoi, Mrs. Perece Jakoyo, CEO Eng. Moses Agumba , Rift Valley Water services Board, CEO Athi water Services Board, WASREB staff, National Water and Pipeline Corporation among other key stakeholders in the water sector.
The theme of this year’s World Water Day is “Water and Energy” this provides analysis of the complex interlink between water and energy in the context of sustainable development.
In her speech, the Cabinet Secretary stated that the world water day report 2014 describes potential water related constraints, challenges, impacts and opportunities related to different types of energy production which will determine future global energy mix from water resources for people and sectors that depend upon water. She added that the demand for water and energy will increase significantly in the coming decade hence will present challenges and strain resources in the developing and emerging economy
She urged stakeholders to focus on the role of water in socio-economic development such as irrigated agriculture, hydropower generation, Fisheries, geothermal energy and ensuring provision of adequate water for human use as entrenched in the constitution. She reiterated that her ministry is putting in place all necessary regulations, policies and strategies to ensure achievement of the right to water. In ensuring the promise and attainment of vision 2030, the Ministry, management and developers of water resources shall ensure availability of water resources as an enabler in the Act.
She emphasized that since about 50% of the urban water are pumping schemes relying heavily on energy from National grid or diesel, the ministry is exploring options of alternative energy sources that are of lower cost for water production. She also cautioned against encroachment and degradation of water catchment areas and promised to launch a National campaign to sensitize consumers on the need to conserve and protect water sources.
In conclusion, she called upon National Government, County Government, corporate bodies and institutions to support the Government in conserving environment and protecting water resources for better lives
The Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary received on arrival in Suswa.
The Cabinet secretary planting a tree during WWD celebration in Suswa
The Chairman LVSWSB talking to the Cabinet Secretary at the LVSWSB Stand
The Cabinet secretary launches the world Development Report 2014 on Water & Energy
The Cabinet Secretary giving a speech
Chairmen, CEOs, Directors and other guests during WWD celebrations in Suswa
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