Kakamega County Revenue Agency (KCRA) together with the Ministry of Agriculture on Friday February 9th partnered to train agricutural officers from the 12 subcounties on the modern revenue collection system ahead of the subsidized fertilizer distribution.
While speaking during the official opening of the training, Agriculture CECM Mr. Benjamin Andama asked the Agricutural Officers to practice honesty and professionalism during the fertilizer distribution. He further asked them to adhere to the list of farmers registered during the Farmer registration exercise that happened last year before proceeding to distribute to those that missed the registration exercise. Kakamega County has procured 240,000 bags of fertilizer and 103,000 packets of maize to be distributed at subsidized prices to be announced by H.E Governor Barasa during the official launch of the exercise next week.
KCRA CEO CPA Christopher Ombunya on his part assured the officers that the agency had taken care of all technological challenges in the new revenue collection system. The CEO also noted that the County through the Ministry of Public Service and Administration has deployed enough security in all fertilizer distribution centers to ensure order and security during the exercise.
Present to oversee the training exercise were Chief Officers Bill Siringi (Agriculture), Emmanuel Kariuki (Cooperatives), Phanuel Musasia (ICT) and Justin Mutobera (Environment)