Nairobi 4th October 2023
A multi-sectoral team consisting officers from the Health Facilities Sub-Sector, Public Works and the office of the Governor today completed a data collection exercise from sampled Health Facilities that is aimed to facilitate a feasibility study on possible solarization of the facilities. The County is receiving technical support from Germany Solar Power Giant Misterueberderchung Inc.
Addressing the team in his office at a debriefing session, Director for Donor Coordination and Stakeholder engagement Kefa Omanga said ” We are looking for a viable, reliable and sustainable renewable energy option for running our Health Facilities. The decision to invest in this project will be made by County leadership based on empirical parameters obtained from this study. If the project yields net savings on electricity cost, is technically viable, has a competitive Rate of Return and a relatively short payback period with discernible environmental benefits, definitely being a priority in the County’s CIDP, an appropriate decision will be made. For now, our brief is to carry out an objective appraisal of the options available and later build an optimal business model for the project”.
Present were Nairobi city county government Electrical Engineers led by Director for Public Works Eng. Ephantus Gitonga, a team from the Health sector led by Director Health Services Dr. Lucina Koiyoo and Officers at the Directorate for Donor Coordination Directorate.
Early on Monday Chief Officer for Health Facilities Mr. Geoffrey Mosiria held a briefing session with the teams where he expressed optimism that an informed decision will be arrived at the end of the exercise.