Department of Agriculture,Livestock,Fisheries & Irrigation and Business,Cooperatives & Marketing – KDDC EU-IDEAS Programme Tender Advert
The County Government of Kisumu has obtained a grant from the European Union, through the Ministry of Devolution and ASALs, under the EU-IDEAS programme, for the Kisumu County Dairy Enterprise Development Project and now invites interested and eligible bidders to tender for the following;
|#||Tender Number||Tender Description||Bid Security Amount (KES)|
|1.||CGK/EU/MUH/T/19-20/001||Construction to Completion of Administration & Ablution Block at Kisumu Dairy Development Centre (KDDC)||250,000.00|
|2.||CGK/EU/MUH/T/19-20/002||Construction to Completion of Milk Cooling Plant, Power Generator House and Zero Grazing Unit at Kisumu Dairy Development Center (KDDC)||200,000.00|
Tender may be downloaded from the county web-portal www.kisumu.go.ke and the national government procurement information web-portal www.tenders.go.ke free of charge.
Click the link below to access the Tender Documents.
There shall be mandatory site visits on Tuesday 6th August 2019 and Friday 9th August 2019. Interested tenderers are requested to assemble at the office of the Chief Officer, Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, located at 11th Floor, Prosperity House on or before 9am both days.
Completed tender documents are to be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes marked with tender name and reference number and deposited in the Tender Box located at the Main Reception, County Government Headquarters, Prosperity House – 2nd Floor, or to be addressed to;
The County Secretary,
County Government of Kisumu,
P.O Box 2738-40100 Kisumu, Kenya, so as to be received on or before 15th August 2019 at 11am
Tenders will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of the candidates or their representatives who choose to attend at Agriculture Boardroom, 11th Floor Wing C Prosperity Building
The annual 2nd term Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA), National games kicked off today in Kisumu with Deputy Governor Dr. Mathew Owili joining Nyanza Education Director Richard Chepkawai in flagging off the championship at Moi Stadium.
Kisumu Day and Nyakach girls will represent the County as the hunt for new champions begins in the football and volleyball categories. Nyakach girls will open their account against Karugwa as Kisumu day take on newbies Ebwali.
The games will be played out at Kisumu Day and Kisumu Boys with more than a hundred participants lined up ready to be crowned champions.
Dr. Owili was joined by County Ministers,
Richard Ogendo, Dr. John Ogone,Protocol Director Bob Madanje, County government officials among other representatives from Coca Cola and the KSSA.
Winners of the U-16 football games will represent the country at the African championship as other category winners proceed to Tanzania for the Federation of East Africa Secondary School Sports Association (FEASSA) in Arusha.
By Collins Owuor
The county government has condemned the brutal murder of Ferdinand Ongeri who until his disappearance last Wednesday, was the deputy chairman for the Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN), Kisumu branch.
Addressing nurses at the County Headquarters, Health CEC Prof. Judy Etiang called for speedy investigations as she urged the nursing fraternity to remain calm and cooperate with security agencies to bring the culprits to justice.
The deceased was described as a humble and dedicated person who performed his role diligently as a union representative.
In his address, KNUN Kisumu Secretary general Mr. Maurice Opetu petitioned the county commissioner to beef up security in all health facilities to safeguard the welfare of medics.
According to Kisumu County Deputy Commissioner, John Cheruiyot, investigators were already chasing leads to unravel the mystery behind the murder.
He vowed to upscale security in all health facilities as he urged the medics to provide information to aid the authorities in their probe.
By Collins Owuor
The 53rd ASK Kisumu regional show was officially opened on Wednesday the 24th July 2019, by the Director National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nyanza Region, Mr. Paul Ouma.
The theme for this year’s show “Promoting Innovation and Technology in Agriculture and Trade “ focuses on new innovations in technology and best practices for the improvement of food security and increased incomes to the stakeholders.
The show has attracted about 80 exhibitors from different sectors, such as agriculture, education, trade, health, and finance among many other institutions.
County Department of Agriculture, Irrigation, Livestock and Fisheries led by the County Minister, Mr. Gilchrist Okuom and the Ag. Chief Officer, Mr. Aflred Ajulu, took part in the exhibitions and ranked top in the following areas: Best Agro – processing stand, Best County and County Department stand, and Best stand exhibiting Agricultural and/or earth moving equipment.
Food security being one of the County’s top priority, the department is keen in sensitizing the people on the significance of everyone taking part in urban and peri- urban agriculture, so as to avoid eating contaminated foods that cause terminal diseases which impacts negatively on the economic growth.” We need to eat food as medicine not medicine as food”, said the Farm Manager, Mr James Samo.
Some of the new innovations in technology that the department show cased included: the Vicinaqua technology where water can be recycled for both fish keeping and plant growing, commonly known as Aquaponics and also hydroponics which is crop farming using only water.
The use of canvas collapsible ponds that is economical in terms of space and easily portable that can enable farmers produce fish for sale,
Boosting food production through small gardens such as kitchen garden, key hole garden, jeans garden, moist bed garden suitable in dry areas like Nyakach, basketry garden, hanging garden and bridge garden.
Another category of innovation is the integrated farming technology where a structure is put up with plants at the top, poultry cage in the middle and an artificial pond at the bottom such that the droppings from poultry are directed to the pond and the water from the pond is used to boost plant growth.
There is also the healthy living technology dealing with the emerging crops with medicinal value such as Chia seeds, flax seeds, canola seeds, Artemisia, and stavia among others.
The five day annual event is considered important to both Kisumu County residents and the Western region since it provides a learning platform on how to boost food security through new innovations in technology, this will go a long way in spurring economic growth and ensuring that our Counties are food sufficient.
The 2019 Kisumu ASK show has hosted major exhibitors from the County government, showcasing and demonstrating a number of products and services in Early childhood Education (ECDE), vocational training, gender and youth affairs.
Under the theme “Promoting innovation & technology in Agriculture and trade” the County Department of Education, ICT and Human capacity development is currently showcasing their programs and products in the annual Kisumu ASK show’ set to run through to the 28th of July at Mamboleo show ground.
The Ag. Chief officer Rosemary Otieno stated that the move is set to promote the departments programs and services to establish business relations and to market products by the County Vocational Training Schools. “The show is also a great way to network with other industry members and grow client base.”
The exhibition expects to generate opportunities for the vocational training programs, Gender and youth affairs to access the larger Kisumu consumer market.
By Matilda Atieno
On 18th July 2019, the first-ever forum focusing on health workers convened with a series of actions to deliberate on Human Resources for Health in the county.
The Human Resources for Health (HRH) Kenya which is USAID Kenya funded project convened an engagement forum which brought together county human resources for health stakeholders with the aim of strengthening health systems for improved health outcomes in Kisumu.
Speaking during the official opening of the forum, the Ag. Chief Officer Health and Sanitation, Mr. Stephen Sewe appreciated the IntraHealth International for the implementing of the HRH, a project that has help the health department to identify gaps in the health work force. Mr. Sewe noted that the HRH Kenya mechanisms has helped the County in keeping track of its health workforce and has informed decisions on human resources for health management.
The Chief Officer also acknowledged that the data generated from the system has enabled the county human resources for health in managing payroll clean up thus controlling the wedge bill.
The series of actions laid out by County health medical officers’ representing the 7 sub counties was geared towards deepening the understating of HRH Kenya work among key County stakeholders, disseminate key HRH Kenya best practices through various knowledge products and to create a strong rapport between the mechanism and to its partners including county governments.
In his speech, the representative from the HRH Kenya, Mr. Tervil Okoko was regretful that despite implementation of Universal health Coverage (UHC), the health workforce has only recently started to receive attention.
As a UHC pilot County, Kisumu has a deficit of about 76% of health workers (County HRH data), thus the need to keep track of the size and composition of the health workforce and formulate plans for future needs for HRH.
According to Mr. Okoko, evidence -based health workforce policies are essential to ensure the provision of high-quality health services that support the attainment of UHC, adding that the achievement of health-related SDGs and UHC remains conditional on the existence of a health workforce that is well-planned, deployed and appropriately managed and supported to meet population needs.
Mr. Akoko who represented the Chief of Party Dr. Wasunna Owino was sure that the USAID-funded HRH Kenya mechanism remains committed to its partnership with the County in improving and strengthening the HRH systems for improved health outcomes through support towards: sustainable interventions that increase the number of market-ready health workers, improving quality of pre-service training, Improving the management and leadership of health workers through the adoption of good HRH practices, encourage exchange of learning and information sharing with other county governments and key stakeholders, and Institutionalize the optimization of data use for effective HRH decision-making.
HRH Kenya celebrated County leadership for their commitment and support of the HRH work council committee and for taking a step further to employ more health workers to respond to the demands of the UHC implementation.
The Forum was the first of its kind to be held among the HRH Kenya project counties is Kenya.
By Matilda Atieno
The Agricultural Society of Kenya, for the first time held a boat and fishing duels at the Paga Beach yesterday, which brought together participants from all beach communities.
The fishing contest was flagged off at 6.00 am in the morning by the representative of the Lake Victoria Commission, Mr Amos Ndolo. By noon the fishermen returned from fishing, with the leading fisherman having 3 Nile perch, followed closely by other two fishermen who had 2 Nile perch each.
Fishing competitors were awarded with the first fisherman receiving sh.5, 000. The 2nd fisherman was awarded sh.3, 000 and the third one sh.2, 000.
In boat racing contest, a total of 5 boats each comprising of 8 participants from Kisumu west, Nyando, Seme, Nyakach and Kisumu central with an additional boat which had 7 women from Paga who showcased their sailing skills as well.
Boat racing competitors who emerged first position were from Seme and the captain was awarded sh.30, 000 followed by Kisumu West who received sh.20, 000 and Kisumu Central who were prized sh.10, 000. The women from Paga beach who had showcased their sailing prowess received sh.5000 for appreciation
Kisumu ASK Chairman, Mr. Caleb Oguya thanked everyone who attended and participated in the event. He also used the platform to extend an invitation to the people to Kisumu ASK show which will officially open on the 26th of July, 2019.
He reiterated that a total of 27 new technological innovations would be show cased during the event, which he termed a positive step to the right direction for this year’s show.
Neighboring countries expected to take part in the exhibitions include: DRC Congo, Tanzania and Uganda.
The ASK Deputy National Chairman, Mr. Charles Owelle, sensitized the people on up scaling fishing as a business in the region, assuring every one of unwavering support from the ASK national office.
Mr. Amos Ndoto, a representative from the Lake Victoria Basin Commission also pledged their support in activities around the Lake Victoria especially the Transport Act which encourages the use of life jackets by fishermen.
The Regional Commissioner, Mr. James Kianda who was the Chief Guest, in his remarks was pleased on how boat racing and fishing competition gaining momentum in the region. He urged the Beach Management Unit (BMU) to link up with coast guards in order to boost fishing activities. He further stated that the marine are the people who guard the water region and assured the BMU that they will be based in Kisumu to ensure fishermen are safe while fishing in the lake. He also promised a fully-fledged police station at the show ground to enhance security.
He stated that of the big four agenda, health and security were the key for the fishing industry. “It is time we brought back government to government itself.” Said the Regional commissioner. He called on the people to organize mini exhibitions to show case the fishing activities within the sub counties as a build up to the ASK show. and promised a fully-fledged police station at the show ground to enhance security.
He reiterated that of the big four agenda, health and security were the key agenda for the fishing industry. “It is time we brought back government to government itself.” Said the Regional commissioner. He called on the people to organize mini exhibitions to show case the fishing activities within the sub counties as a build up to the ASK show.
As a parting shot, he urged everyone to regulate the waste that goes into the lake by putting concerted effort in the management of waste that is polluting water. “We need a clean environment, we need a clean lake, and we need a clean city.” Emphasized the regional commissioner.
By: Lurie Zwere
Prof. Judith Miguda Attyang and Mr. Victor Omondi Obondi were sworn-in by the County Chief Magistrate Julius Ng’arng’ ar in the presence of Governor Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o, his deputy Dr. Mathew Owili among other County officials.
Tuesday’s swearing-in of the two officers follows approval by county assembly’s committee on appointments that was chaired by the Speaker.
Prof Attyang comes in as the new County minister for health and sanitation as Mr. Odondi takes the office of the County Attorney with immediate effect.
In her remarks, Prof. Attyang expressed gratitude to Governor Nyong’o on the appointment promising to implement the Governors interests
Among the notable changes she will pursue, the County Minister promised to boost staff level and ensure reliable medical facilities as well as management of Health systems to aid supervision. On the other hand, Mr. Obondi promised to guide the County government on matters of law and compliance.
In his speech, Kisumu Governor Prof. Nyong’o pointed out that the appointment of Mr. Obondi as the Attorney shows his commitment to youth representation in his government.
“Postpone not any work, everyday matters,” He said,
The Governor also urged the appointees and other County Ministers to work diligently stating that there is still a lot to be done.
By Vello Wendo
Land demarcation, acquirement of Miwani Sugar plantations and the free taxation policy were some of the issues that arose during the sensitization of political leaders on the development of the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) held on the 15th July, 2019 at Wigot Gardens in Kisumu.
Kisumu is one of the three Counties ear marked under the provision of the SEZs in the Vision 2030 along Mombasa and Lamu whose steps in the creation of SEZs in their regions is on course.
According to the county department of energy and industrialization, identification of land due to factors that declare a region qualified to be of use and rebellion from the community are some of the challenges. The County government has however taken the challenges as stepping stones to achieving greatness thus sensitizion of political leaders to help them reach the grassroots.
“Kisumu is 95% consumer and 5% producer, there is need to engage more in manufacturing and processing in the County by introducing the Special Economic Zones. The county will only grow if it seizes to be a consumer in the market of most services but also produces for its own economic gain. The produce will not only be for export purposes but also for local consumption,” said Alice Moraa, the County Executive Commissioner Energy and Industrialization.
The SEZ earmarked Muhoroni region for demarcation, with issues such as the acquirement of Miwani Sugar Plantations, free taxation policy and whether land would be leased at similar prices for foreign investors and local investors.
The County Representatives agreed to have a similar mission for the realization of the initiative in each of their regions and come up with a domesticated Act that would address better the issues that came up in the meeting.
The on the ongoing Special Economic Zones project which set to be launched by the right Hon. Raila Amollo Odinga on the 15th of august will see more than 1million employment opportunities and more than 3 million at the completion.
many investors both local but also international already interested in being part of the zone. The county representatives agreed that the initiative was good for the region.
“As leaders let us listen and internalize. Let us speak one language that is the way forward to achieve actuality of the SEZs and with uniformity let us engage our various communities. Between now and August there’s little time for sensitization of the community on the ground, the message we should put across should be similar because this is good for our people,” Joshua Auko, MCA Ombeyi.
BY ANNETTE ACHIENG’ AND JOAN AMIMO
A major County face-lift has been commissioned to revamp the Jomo Kenyatta highway and Ang’awa avenue under the ongoing non-motorized transport project in Kisumu city.
The project which is under Kenya Urban Support Program (KUSP) is among other two projects which include the construction of modern fire stations and reconstruction of rotary youth centers.
The department of Lands, Housing, Physical planning and Urban Development revealed that the project is aimed at redesigning roads within the city which would take in pedestrians, motorists and cyclists, expansion of drainage systems, putting up of street lights, planting of flowers and green vegetation in the city roundabouts and also the creation of service ducts beneath the roads.
Speaking during an interview with the County directorate of Communications, the chief officer Mr. Steve Gome stated that 240M has been allocated for the project out of the 770M given by the world bank for the financial year 2018/2019.
He also mentioned the relocation of street vendors along the major roads under reconstruction as one of the major challenges they are facing in this transition period.
By Wendy Noel