The commissioning of the Mkanda Dam project took place on Saturday 3rd September 2016 at the Mwabandari water treatment plant.  The auspicious occasion was presided over by His Excellency the President, Uhuru Kenyatta.  Amongst the dignitaries who attended included the Deputy President, Hon. William Ruto, Governor of Kwale Hon. Salim Mvurya, the CS Ministry of Water & Irrigation Hon. Eugene Wamalwa and the PS Ministry of Water Prof. Segor.

The Mkanda Dam project involved rehabilitation works to reinstate the scheme to its original operative status. This included installation of raw water pumps, rehabilitation of pipelines, rehabilitation of the treatment works and construction of water storage tanks. The Coast Water Services Board was able to complete the Phase I of this project with funding from the Government of Kenya at a cost of 100 Million Kenya Shillings.

The water project is set to serve approximately 150 Thousand people.  The impact of the project includes improving the health standards of the community by the reduction of waterborne diseases, creating more time for women to participate in economic development as water is brought closer to homes and increasing the standards of education as children spend less time in search for water.



CWSB’s Eng. Robert Ojwang explains the details of the Mkanda Dam Water project to (from his left) His Excellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Dep. President Hon. William Ruto, the PS Ministry of Water Prof. Segor and the CS Ministry of Water and Irrigation Hon. Eugene Wamalwa. Behind him is Governor of Kwale Hon. S. Mvurya


His Excellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiling the plaque for Commissioning of the rehabilitated Mkanda Dam Water Supply Project at Mwabandari in Kwale County.


The Mwabandari water treatment plant where water from Mkanda Dam is treated before it is distributed for consumption 


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