Thwake Dam: Project Affected Persons to be paid within next five months

PS signing on behalf of the Government of Kenya and Mr. Chen Diannan signing on behalf of China Gezhouba Group of Companies.

“189 Project affected persons will receive their compensation within the next five months”, PS, Irrigation Professor Fred Segor has confirmed.He was speaking after officially issuing the China Gezhouba Group of Companies project manager Chen Diannan with the ‘Access of Site’ certificate in accordance with the contract regulations at the Thwake Dam site in Katithi sub-location on Tuesday 27 th March, 2018.  The issuance is a milestone that marks the commencement of the construction of
Thwake Dam embankment and other associated works in the first phase of the project.“Everything is now in place and the government is committed, and as this is the biggest project that we have as a State Department we will put all our energies together to make sure that we succeed”, PS said.

The dam which when completed will change the lives of over 1.3 million people will have a capacity of more than 150,000 cubic meters of water, some of which will be used to irrigate over 100,000acres of land in both Kitui and Makueni counties.While assuring local leaders that 80% of employment will go to those in the vicinity,Segor called upon them to embrace and support government projects because of the benefits they bring to the people.Speaking at the same event, Mr. Chen Diannan who represented China Gezhouba Group of Companies assured government and local leaders that they will fully comply with the contractual obligations

Professor Fred Segor, Principal Secretary, State Department for Irrigation, at the River Thwake with technical experts and local leaders.

Mr. Chen Diannan of China Gezhouba Group of Companies with the certificate of Access of site.