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Joy for Migori residents as Turkish embassy digs borehole

Speaking during the launch of the project at Macalder Centre, The Turkish Embassy Religious Consulate to Kenya, Mihmet Fattih, noted that the project aims to solve the water burden and scarcity in the area.

Residents of Uriri Sub-County in Migori have received a water borehole courtesy of the Turkish Embassy Religious Consulate to Kenya, providing a vital resource for over 10,000 households in Oyani. This borehole, valued at Ksh 5.2 million, aims to alleviate the burden on women who often bear the responsibility of fetching water.

Migori County Women Member of Parliament, Fatuma Mohammed, lauded the Turkish investment, highlighting its direct positive impact on water accessibility in the community. She pledged to continue collaborating with international partners to implement projects that enhance the living standards of Migori residents.

Fatuma emphasized the importance of inclusive development projects, encouraging international communities in Kenya to partner with national and county governments for the benefit of local populations.

Mohamet Fattih, from the Turkish Embassy Religious Consulate to Kenya, urged the community to safeguard the borehole, solar panels, and tap installations to address recurring water challenges in the area.

Asha Mohamed, a beneficiary residing in Oyani Village, expressed gratitude for the Turkish embassy’s investment in local communities, particularly in providing clean water. She highlighted the borehole’s significance in reducing the arduous journeys women and children undertake to fetch water from the Oyani River.

Asha underscored the project’s importance, especially during Ramadan, recognizing its broader impact beyond the Muslim community.

In 2023, the Turkish Embassy Religious Consulate to Kenya initiated similar water projects worth Shs 10 million in the semi-arid region of Nyatike Sub-County.

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