Kisumu Deputy Governor Dr. Mathew Owili yesterday joined the International Livestock Research Institute Chief of Party Dr Romano Kiome in an official inspection tour of a milk cooling plant in Muhoroni
The 10,000 litre milk plant has opened up the county’s agriculture potential with the agricultural department already stepping up efforts to enhance food security.
According to Owili the county government is equipped with much emphasis put on crop, livestock and dairy production, remarks echoed earlier by the Agriculture CEC Gilchrist Okuom.
The department of agriculture has already issued more than 180 dairy cattle to farmers in the region. The developments have led to increased yields in dairy production as the county government banks on an agriculture driven economy to enhance food security.
In his part Dr. Kiome lauded the county government for their willingness to involve local farmers on agriculture. He promised to actively engage the county government as he urged the area farmers to maximize their output in agriculture production.
According to Kiome, agriculture alone contributed to 36% of the country’s GDP thus bolder steps had to be made to enhance its sustainability.
Kisii County played host to a two – day regional bloc summit to deliberate on the resolutions of both the Council Members and the Summit
H. E Governor, James Ongwara who presided over the official opening of the event, urged members of the bloc to focus on issues that will grow the region. He further called on members to consolidate various trends in order to achieve the dreams of the people of the bloc. He also lauded the four Counties that ratified their bills out of the six required for the bill to be fully operational
H.E Governor Wycliffe Wangamati stated that Bungoma County will be the 5th County to ratify the bill. He emphasized on the need for the bloc to focus on formulating a bank that will find the flagship projects in the region.
On his part, Nyamira Governor. H. E Nyangarama called on the people to team up resources for better services.
The summit that comprised of the Governors from the bloc highlighted on the status of the LREB bill 2018 and the region’s flagship projects which included: Sugar sector revival, expansion of the maritime transport
Other dignitaries present comprised of Deputy Governor’s, Speakers, CECS, County secretaries, Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) and Chief Officers from the 14
By Emily Mikwa