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Kenya: DFID, Turkana County Agree on Landmark Project

Posted on : Friday, 12th December 2014

THE United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID-Kenya) has committed to support Turkana County Government in engagement of communities, oil companies and NGOs for local development of areas affected by oil explorations.


Speaking during the signing of the framework, Head of DFID Kenya, Lisa Phillips said The UK was excited about discoveries of oil and gas in Kenya.


"It's important that there is wide consultation as the extractives industry in Kenya grows; that this brings communities in and allows them to be part of the decision making process, and to share in the benefits.


"This and other UK Aid projects will work to ensure that these crucial resources are developed for the benefit of all Kenyans," she said.


. The UK government has invested £3,5 million from 2014 to 2015 aimed at providing technical assistance to central Government, and to support to County level social investment in the extractive sector.


Source : energy mix report
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