Wed. Oct 16th, 2019

County Government of Busia

United For Development

Water & Environmental Resources

A. Vision
A clean, secure and sustainable environment

B. Mission
To promote, conserve and protect the environment and improve access to clean water for sustainable development.

C. Performance Overview and Background for Programmes
To effectively and efficiently offer quality services to the Busia county people, the department is segmented into four directorates namely: Water, Environment, Forest and Irrigation.
In the previous fiscal years, through the Water directorate, the department effectively implemented its projects on community water supply works, maintenance works, emergency water supply services, community water points and water supply pipeline extensions across the county.
The department is making progress in increasing accessibility to clean water by residents across the county by reducing the distance to safe and clean water to less than 1KM. In FY 2018/19, through the water supply services programme the department undertook water pipeline extension service that benefited 82000 people in rural and urban areas across the county.
The department also repaired 189 hand pump boreholes and upgraded of boreholes from hand pump to solar powered pumping systems in Samia and Teso South in an effort to increase access to safe clean water.
In FY 2019/20, the department is prioritizing implementation ofprogrammes on Water Supply Service, Environmental Management and Protectionand Small Holder Irrigation and Drainage Infrastructure.
To undertake these programmes, the 2019/20- 2021/2022 MTEF estimates for the sector are projected to be Ksh 1,188,812,864. For the FY 2019/20 Ksh.356,120,880 have been set aside for the sector. For 2020/21 and 2021/22 the projections are Ksh 396,519,992 and Ksh. 436,171,992 respectively

D. Programme Objectives
General Administration and support Services
To improve on Policy Formulation and General Stewardship

Small holder irrigation and drainage infrastructure development
To enhance sustainable small holder irrigation and drainage Systems

Environmental Management and Protection
To Enhance Environmental Stewardship for Sustainable Development

Forest Development and Management
To Increase Tree/Forest Cover for sustainable development

Water Supply and Sewerage Services
Ensure clean water supply for industrial and domestic use

Other Projects
To promote uniformity in development across the county