Staff from the Department of Agriculture led by the CECM Mr. Benjamin Andama on Monday assembled for a consultative meeting on the ongoing distribution of County subsidized farm inputs aimed at ensuring a seamless process as the planting season sets in.
During the meeting held at the County Headquarters Chambers hall, the 60 Ward and 12 Sub-County Agricultural officers presented status reports and data on the farm inputs that were received and sold to farmers; being fertilizer and maize seeds.
The CECM commended the Officers for ably discharging their mandate going by the reports provided from the Wards and urged members of the public not to harass Agricultural officers during the exercise. The Department is expected to announce dates when the sale of top dressing subsidized fertilizer will commence at the respective ward stations.
The County Government has introduced a digital payment application that is being used by the Officers to avert loss of revenue and prevent unscrupulous individuals from duping the Officers.
In attendance were Chief Officers Bill Silingi (Agriculture) Emmanuel Kariuki (Cooperative Development) and Mariam Were (Fisheries). Also present was the Director for Agriculture George Mbakaya.