Lodwar, 5th October 2022 (Governor’s Press Service)
The County Government and Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) will explore partnership on food security programmes in Turkana County.
The partnership was discussed in a meeting between Deputy Governor Dr. John Erus and KEPHIS Managing Director Prof. Theophilus Mutui, when a delegation from KEPHIS paid a courtesy call on the DG.
The MD briefed the Deputy Governor on areas of collaborations which will enable quality agricultural inputs and produce for sustainable food security.
The areas of collaboration discussed include seeds production in irrigation schemes in conjunction with Kenya Seeds Company, registration of CBO’s as seeds companies to produce certified seeds for local use and for sale; testing of irrigation schemes and pasture variety field day.
The Deputy Governor urged KEPHIS to continue engaging with the county government and also insisted the Governor Jeremiah Lomorui’s agenda on food security will be achieved only through robust programmes on food production. He insisted that the administration valued partnership geared towards improving lives of residents of Turkana.
County Secretary Peter Eripete and Deputy County Secretary Robert Loyelei attended the meeting. Others in the delegation included KEPHIS North Rift Regional Manager Ephraim Wachira.