The Department of Fisheries and USAID-NAWIRI, have distributed high-quality fishing gear and equipment to fishermen at Lomekwi in Turkana North.
The fishermen received twines, manilla ropes, fishing floaters, and hooks.
This support worth the Sh.157 million project by USAID-NAWIRI, targeted various Beach Management Units(BMUs) along Lake Turkana, including Lomekwi, Lobolo, Napeget, and Moruong’or.
The project aims not only to provide fishing equipment but also to enhance the capacity of BMUs in sustainable fish production and management practices.
The USAID-NAWIRI livelihood Program is set to benefit more than 1200 beneficiaries.
The Chief of the Party, USAID-NAWIRI, Hussein Abdile, emphasized that the objective is to empower local communities along the Lake and improve their livelihoods.
He commended the community for their effort in eradicating acute malnutrition.
The County Director for Fisheries Adengo David acknowledged USAID-NAWIRI’s commitment as a valuable partner, expressing optimism about the positive impact this support will create for the targeted communities.
Director for Administration Joram Ewoton, who represented the County Executive and Chief Officer, described the project as a worthwhile investment for the residents of Lomekwi noting it will enhance the fish trade.
The Assistant Director for the State Department of Blue Economy and Fisheries Kennedy Opiyo, and Sub-county Administrator James Lobeck spoke during the event.
Also present were Ag. Assistant Director for Fisheries John Bett and Fisheries officers Paul Kebo and John Ekal.

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13TH-14TH AUGUST 2024