Leaders drawn from Kenya’s coastal and Tanathi regions closely following a presentation during a corporate governance workshop in Mwatate, Taita Taveta. The meeting was organised by the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB), in conjunction with Kenya Markets Trust.
Friday, June 11, 2021
Leaders of water utilities from Kenya’s coastal and Tanathi regions are geared up for better execution of their duties, following a two-day corporate governance dialogue organised by the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB), in conjunction with Kenya Markets Trust.
The workshop which was held in Mwatate town in Taita Taveta County between June 9-10, 2021, brought together leaders from 21 water utilities from 10 counties – Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta, Lamu, Machakos, Kitui, Kajiado, Makueni and Tana River. The main objective of the workshop was to strengthen good corporate governance of the water utilities.
Among the participants were county officials in the water sector, including County Executive Committee Members for Water (CECMs) and County Officers (COs), the national regulator WASREB, KMT staff, and other key stakeholders.
Besides equipping the participants with skills and competencies on corporate governance, the meeting helped to clarify the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors, and the place of county governments as shareholders. The importance of leadership and change management towards driving positive performance was also highlighted.
Strengthening the leadership and governance of water services is a sustainable means towards ensuring adequate access to clean and safe drinking water for all. This forms a key priority of our work in the water services delivery sector.