EPSE’s CEO Jouni Jääskeläinen signed a co-operation agreement with Cornelius Kiplagat, CEO of MaxGlobal Group Ltd, on 31st of May.
With a population of 50 million, 32 percent of Kenyans rely on unimproved water sources, such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers, while 48 percent of Kenyans lack access to basic sanitation solutions. These challenges are especially evident in rural areas and urban slums where people are often unable to connect to piped water infrastructure, says Mr. Kiplagat. This is the reason why Maxglobal group Ltd is focusing to partner with EPSE.
In rural Kenya, the average total coping costs for an unreliable or distant water supply are approximately $38 per month. In comparison, the average water bill of a typical household in Nairobi that is connected to a piped system is only $4.46 per month. This comparison highlights the economic burdens that often fall more heavily on unconnected rural customers than on households with piped connections. However, there are many areas where piped water connections do not produce a reliable, constant flow of water. Thus, solutions like borehole wells and rainwater harvesting tanks, explains Mr. Kiplagat.
Kenyans need more efficient water, cost effective and reliable water systems, and we are excited for the opportunity to help, Jääskeläinen says. Our common goal is to offer the industrial operators in Kenya wastewater treatment technology and kick off the first projects within the next year, says Jääskeläinen about the agreement.
MaxGlobal Group Limited was established in 2008 to Offer agribusiness value chain solutions in diary sector and Fertlilizer industrial development, we are also very strong in Energy solutions, focusing on consultancy in electrical power utilities and renewable energy turnkey delivery power plant. MaxGlobal Group is also very keen in social and economic for youth empowerment.