In accordance with our community engagement policy and values, on 9th March 2023, we held an Open Day at the Wind Farm which included 140 leaders from Laisamis Constituency and Samburu County.
The Open Days, which are held biannually on the Wind Farm, give both members and leaders of the community a platform to engage with the LTWP and to visit some areas of our wind farm.
During the engagement session, our representatives talked through different community initiatives and metrics including our current energy production levels and local employment ratios. The LTWP team also highlighted ongoing, planned and completed projects in Laisamis constituency including the Emergency School Feeding Program and Water Trucking Program.
Further, we reinforced that a large part of the windfarm remains unfenced and is open to the community. The team also gave an update on the carbon credit process and affirmed our intention to channel the credit benefits earned to the community. This was applauded by the community who also committed to engaging in the required legal process to ensure that the funds are channeled towards the six counties where the T-line passes.
In conclusion, both LTWP and Laisamis leaders agreed that partnership was integral for continuous community development and committed to continue fostering a collaborative, honest, peaceful and transparent environment.
Some leaders present from Laisamis constituency included:
- Area MP (Member of National Parliament)
- MCAs- Nyiro Ward.
- MCAs- Ndoto Ward.
- Speaker Samburu County.
- Assistant County Commissioners.
- Sub- County and Ward Administrators.
- Health workers in charge of every hospital and dispensary in the constituency.
- Education Directors and Head teachers.
- Faith-based leaders.
In addition to the Open Days, LTWP has a dedicated team of Community Liaison Officers (CLO) and Community Advisors distributed across Laisamis Constituency who implement LTWP’s stakeholder engagement strategy by engaging with stakeholders on a daily basis.