Leaders converged at the celebrated and renown Bukura Agricultural Training College in Lurambi sub county, Kakamega County to mark the institution’s 22nd graduation ceremony presided over by Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri.
Kakamega County Deputy Governor H.E. Prof. Philip Museve Kutima who was present thanked the CS for gracing the occasion and extended his appreciation to President Uhuru Kenyatta for his recent efforts towards revival of the ailing sugar sector in Kakamega and the other neighbouring counties. Prof. Kutima said the county government was currently implementing the 2014 task force reports in education and agriculture sectors that recommended massive restructuring of the sectors. Once fully implemented, he said, Kakamega county’s economy will transform to the better.
The deputy governor said the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) was aligned to the national government’s Big Four agenda to avoid duplication of projects. “As a government, we are closely working with the national government to ensure effective delivery of services to our people,” he said.
He said Bukura A.T.C has continuously played an essential role in development of Kakamega county, western region and the entire country as a middle level institution by offering advanced training programmes in agriculture. He added that the county government has partnered with Bukura Farmers’ Training College in setting up smart dairy farm at the institution to improve milk production in the county.
The event saw award of Diplomas and Certificates to hundreds of graduands.