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Vectus works with Sacco’s to deliver quality water solutions

The drought in Kenya is worsening across 13 counties owing to the prevailing hot weather conditions across the country.
A report that was released to the media by the National Drought Management Authority shows that the most
hit regions include North Eastern
counties of Garissa, Marsabit, Wajir and
Thousands of people and hundreds of
livestock lacks clean water and pasture
respectively. Mid last year, some parts
of the country received exceptionally
heavy rains, resulting in flash floods
that led to loss of lives and massive
destruction of properties. This is due to
lack of effective water harvesting and
storage mechanisms.
Over the past five years, Vectus Kenya
Limited has committed itself in providing high quality water tanks at affordable rates while building his network
and creating long term business
relationships with the customers and
Speaking with Waterkenya recently,
Vectus CEO Preet Chheda said that
providing quality water solutions to
their customers has seen them remain
one of the top companies in the water
“We pride ourselves with providing
quality water solutions to our esteemed customers all over Kenya”, Mr
Chheda said.
Vectus Kenya was started in 2014 and
since inception, the company has
provided water tanks in most parts
of the country including the Arid and
Semi-Arid-land Counties (ASALC) such
as Marsabit-Lodwar and in Turkana
County at Kakuma.
They have also worked with the Sacco’s
s in Kenya such Sacco’s in Maua, Meru
County and Qwetu in Taita Taveta
Its maintaining quality products that
has enabled them to transform many
households. During production, they
always ensure the highest quality and
standards are maintained as possible.
The company imports raw materials
and manufactures tanks using Germany machinery equipment that is
efficient and environmentally friendly.
According to Mr. Chheda, they recycle
any commodity that does not match
their stringent required standards to
avoid pollution.
Working with the Sacco’s helps some
of their customers purchase the
products on credit. “We are looking
forward to work with more Sacco’s and
microfinance institutions because they
are able to access and deliver water
products in remote areas”, Mr. Chheda
The company is set to begin producing
water drums of 5 litres to 210 litres under one roof, underground water tanks,
agricultural water tanks, wire products
like chain links, barbed wire and other
metal equipment.
However, this noble journey has enVectus Kenya CEO Mr. Preet Chheda
countered some challenges.
Sometimes they experience delays
during importation of the raw materials
as well as high cost of transport when
fuel prices surges.
He urged the national government and
county governments to consider partnering with all the relevant companies
in the water industry to ensure every
household gets clean, safe water and
quality sanitation services.
He also asked the county governments
to initiate key programmes that will
equip the farmers and youth with
the relevant skills and knowledge on
how to harvest and store water in this
coming long rains to avoid perennial
water shortages.
Mr. Chheda holds BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the University
of Manchester and has worked with
implementation of IT Systems.

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