Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) have this morning delivered three deep freezers that would be used in storage and preservation of veterinary drugs and vaccines. Each freezer has storage capacity of 600 litres.
The equipment worth Ksh.450,000, additional support to Turkana by the council were officially handed this morning to the ministry by FCDC Livestock Officer Dr.Elim Limlim.
FCDC earlier own sponsored training of veterinary staff and also facilitated vaccination, supportive treatment as well as deworming at Turkana South, East, and West sub counties.
In his remarks, County Executive for Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries David Erukudi appreciated FCDC for their continued support and assured that the department will continue working with livestock stakeholders to bridge the gap in the sector, that’s the main source of livelihoods in Turkana.
He revealed that the County Government was fast tracking equipping of the County Veterinary laboratory to meet its intended purpose to facilitate diseases diagnosis, that will enhance effective management of livestock diseases outbreak and response in the County.
The Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) is a regional economic bloc in Kenya, composed of the County Governments of Lamu, Tana River, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, Marsabit, Isiolo, Turkana, Samburu and West Pokot in the aftermath of devolution.
On his part, Dr. Elim said FCDC was concerned on building resilience on its member counties and expressed optimism that the collaboration would bore more fruits to the pastoralist communities.
Ag. Chief Officer for Livestock Development Lokidap Nakoel called for additional support from FCDC and highlighted gaps in the department that that required collaboration from the Government and private sector.
Also present in the brief ceremony held at Mifugo Complex was Veterinary Services Director Dr. Benson Longor among other staff stationed at the department headquarters.