Her Excellency, the Deputy Governor, officially opened the 4th annual innovate4WASH forum, which begins today, Wednesday, October 26th, and runs through Friday, October 28th, 2022 in Malindi. In her opening remarks, she acknowledged Kilifi County’s current water challenges, that have lead to the imposition of an 18 hours of rationing. The county’s main problem was a funding gap. She urged the private sector to be open to long-term partnerships that would outline strategies for addressing water and sanitation issues effectively, noting that provision of clean water to all citizens is part of the new government’s manifesto. This can only be accomplished through strong collaborations.