Community upbeat as Lake Baringo-Silali project progresses

GDC MD & CEO Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe (right) with Tiaty MP Hon. William Kamket

 

GDC will continue to foster a sustainable working relationship with North Rift leaders and the community, with a view to implement the ongoing geothermal project in the area and at the same time develop the block.

GDC Managing Director & CEO Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe, said that the infrastructural work which GDC has undertaken in the Lake Baringo – Silali Geothermal Project, is a clear manifestation that the area is ripe for development. Subsequently, GDC will create jobs and improve security in the region.

“The benefits of this project are enormous an opportunity to empower the community,” he said during a meeting held in Nairobi on 23 August, 2018, with the North Rift leaders and stakeholders. The Tiaty Member of Parliament Hon. William Kamket was in attendance.

The MD informed the delegation that most residents in the area will be able to access clean water come December 2018. He added that GDC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiates will be anchored under three key pillars; Health, Water supply and distribution of relief services to benefit the communities, in line with the Presidential Delivery Unit pillars.

“We will develop 20 water supply points and work has already begun”, he said. GDC infrastructural work at the project site area is at an advanced stage. Contractors have been on site building water supply system and tanks which will feed water to the block touted to harbor 3,000MW.

Speaking during the meeting, Hon. Kamket urged the leaders to work closely with GDC to ensure the project comes to fruition.

The meeting was also attended by representatives from three Trusts within the project block namely Loyamorok, Korosi and Silali; General Manager, Legal Affairs and Company Secretary Ms. Beatrice Kosgei; North Rift Area Manager, Mr. John Lagat and a cross section of GDC managers.

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