Mombasa Sub-county Administration led by Coordinator Idris Abdirahman on Wednesday, met with officials from Mombasa Water Supply and Sanitation Company (MOWASCO) to deliberate on the current water supply programmes in the county and how to resolve emerging challenges disrupting the regular supply of the crucial commodity.

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Chaired by the newly appointed MOWASCO Managing Director Anthony Njaramba, the meeting saw Sub-county Administrators and Business Unit Managers from across the six sub-counties exchange notes on the issues affecting the existing water supply channels including pipes and boreholes as well as the sewerage services.

A number of recommendations were gathered at the end of the engagement including ways of strengthening communication with residents as well as collaboration with relevant partners, departments and stakeholders affecting water supply and sanitation.

The meeting comes days after a delegation from the World Bank led by the Director of Global Practice Ayat Soliman arrived in Mombasa County for discussions on the long standing issues affecting the county's water sector. 

Deputy Governor Dr William Kingi disclosed that Mombasa has struggled to meet the water supply needs which currently stands at 200,000 cubic meters yet with the current capacity, the County Government can only provide around 42,000 cubic meters.

 It is on this grounds that the County Government under Governor Ali Hassan Joho, sought the option of water desalination project to address the gap even as the Department of Water explores all viable approaches to improve clean and fresh water supply to its residents.