KENYA AND BRITISH GOVERNMENT SIGNS AN AGREEMENT FOR DAM CONSTRUCTION.

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Kenyan government last week signed a treaty with the British construction firm for the building of the High Grand Falls Dam based in Tharaka-Nithi County.

The High Grand Falls Dam is set to occupy 6 locations in Tharaka hence relocating about 4,500 households according to the study carried out in 2012.

Tharaka residents have called upon the government to look into matters of searching for an alternative place to build the dam according to Society for Learning and Transformation president Simon Ndonco.

Mr Ndonco said that the dam would swallow Kibuuka shrines which has a great attachment to Tharaka community hence leading the people into rainfall delays as they all believe in Kibuuka being their peacemaker and still the relocation of people from Tharaka-Nithi and Kitui Counties.

The British construction firm has signed an agreement and the Ksh 425 billion dam project is set to begin. Upon completion, the dam will provide 5,600 million cubic metres of water to irrigate 400,000 hectares of land and generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity for the people curbing the current electricity crisis in the country.

Tharaka-Nithi leaders have urged the residents to avail themselves at large to be offered jobs as the project is going to open more job opportunities at the county.

STORY BY: BRIGHTON NYAGA.

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