Water4 Hosts Kenyan Governors

Posted by Hayley Stewart on 07/20/2014

kenya governorsOn July 14-16 a delegation of more than 20 Kenyan government officials descended on Oklahoma City as part of a study and exchange program designed to educate and empower Kenyan governors navigating political transition in their country. The delegation, whose visit was organized by Water4, attended meetings with Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb and other Oklahoma state government officials as part of their three-day stay.

“It was a distinct honor to host our Kenyan government friends in the real America, Oklahoma,” said Jerry Regier, Water 4 director of global resource development, “and to expose them to our Oklahoma government leaders, farmers and ranchers, and to the work of the home-grown global nonprofit Water4 that is bringing water solutions to rural areas of Kenya and all of Africa.”

Water4 CEO Ray Sanders agreed. "Building strong relationships is key to our strategy for eradicating the water crisis in Kenya and other parts of Africa. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to bring our friends from Oklahoma and Africa together as we seek partners to help bring clean water to every child throughout the world," he said.

The delegation’s itinerary included sessions with Oklahoma Lt. Governor Todd Lamb; Oklahoma State Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger; State Representative Mark McBride; State Senator Ron Justice; Oklahoma County Commissioner Willa Johnson; and Oklahoma State Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese, among others; as well as visits to the Oklahoma National Stock Yards and various Oklahoma farms and ranches.