KAKAMEGA COUNTY RECEIVES A BOOST IN AGRICULTURE
Kakamega County Governor H.E Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya today received two double cab vehicles worth Kshs.5M from a German NGO – GIZ to provide the most needed extension services in dairy, sweet potato and soil fertility sections.
Speaking at the County Headquarter, Governor Oparanya Said the vehicles have come at the time when the government’s recently commissioned one-Cow Initiative Program is at its peak with at least 70 cows out of the 600 heifers distributed in all the 60 wards having calved.
Governor Oparanya added that the government expects 300 more pure breed incalved heifers from Agricultural Development Corporation or qualified animal breeders to be distributed among 12 polytechnics in the county in the next financial year. The Governor announced that the government also expects 100 incalved heifers next month to be distributed equally in polytechnics in Matungu, Malava, Lugari and Lurambi Sub-Counties. Governor Oparanya thanked the GIZ group for their continued support to Kenya in other areas like capacity development, war against HIV/AIDS, water and health infrastructures.
GIZ County Programmes Advisor Ruth Niedermueller appreciated the county’s initiative and commitment in prioritizing Health and Agricultural sectors every financial year, something she noted will map Kakamega county among the most developed counties in Kenya and East Africa in the next ten years. Niedermueller promised of her organization’s support to Kakamega County for a sustainable society.
Present were The County Secretary Dr. Beatrice M. Sabana, CEC for Agriculture Kulati Wangia, CEC for Transport Dr. Collins Matemba, CEC for Land Alfred Matianyi, Chief of Staff Nabii Nabwera, Chief Officer for Agriculture Mohammed Kulubi, County Director for Dairy Development Frandina Machwenu, Head of County Mechanical and Transport Fund Unit Eng. Philip Otenyo, County Internal Auditor Charles Tung’a, among other government officers.