STAFF AT THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE UNDERTAKE SUPERVISION OF PROJECTS IN KANAMKEMER WARD

STAFF AT THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE UNDERTAKE SUPERVISION OF PROJECTS IN KANAMKEMER WARD

The Department of Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries, on Tuesday, inspected and assessed development projects in the Naotin and Kakemera areas of Kanamkemer Ward.
The team led by County Executive, David Erukudi together with the team visited the site of the proposed Agricultural Training Centre in Naotin. Once complete in December 2023, the facility will serve as a learning institution for farmers and County staff, with a major focus on agriculture mechanization.
CECM Erukudi asked the contractor to fast-track the works so that it can be operationalized to meet its intended purpose.
At Kakemera village, the team inspected the food security project being implemented by Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods(DRSLP) in partnership with the County Directorate of Irrigation.
The micro-project irrigation contains 27 Shadenet units that will be divided among four production groups.
The farm will be used in the production of vegetables for the availability of a ready market in Lodwar Municipality.
The team also toured the Naurenpuu Irrigation Scheme, where the County Government undertook the excavation of a three-kilometer canal, construction of road crossings, and six division boxes.
In a bid to rehabilitate the farm infrastructure, the County Government constructed an intake and lined up the 40-metre canal.
Also present were County Chief Officer Tioko Janerose and Turkana Central Irrigation Officer Charles Ekeno.

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13TH-14TH AUGUST 2024