Kisumu has welcomed the national government’s commitment to establish the Ksh.1 billion Kabonyo Fisheries Aquaculture Service and Training Centre of Excellence, Deputy Governor Dr. Mathew Owili has said.
The centre will facilitate training, research, innovation, and best practices in Fisheries and Aquaculture through demonstrations and incubations.
Earlier this afternoon Dr. Owili joined CS Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs Hon. Salim Mvurya in Nyando to inspect the project site and engage the local community.
The seminal project will include the development of a Nile Perch Technology and Innovation Centre, an Aquaculture Resource Centre, and the Kenya Fishing School.
Earlier in the day, the Deputy Governor Dr. Owili hosted the CS Salim Mvurya during his working tour of the region and there after joined the Aquatic Resources & Blue Economy Conference(ARBEC) at the Acacia Hotel. The conference is aimed at harnessing aquatic resources for a sustainable future and blue economy prosperity.