January 27, 2024 (Public Communication and Media Relations)
County Executive for Agriculture, Livestock Production, and Fisheries Dr Anthony Apalia has commissioned the rehabilitation of the Kachoda Spate irrigation.
Dr. Apalia said that the rehabilitation is a game changer for county residents facing food shortages due to poor rainfall and frequent prolonged droughts.
The project’s scope of work includes a hydrological survey, mechanical plowing, farmer training, boreholes, drip equipment, and purchase and supply of seeds.
The County Executive also assured the farmers of the full completion of the project and advised the contractor to adhere to the contract terms.
County Chief Officer for Agriculture Janerose Tioko lauded the farmers for their resilience despite the state of the scheme. She urged them to utilize the scheme for productivity.
“As the County Government strives to achieve reliable food security, it is also calling on stakeholders to work together in enhancing food production,” said Tioko.
The County Executive also did an extensive inspection tour of Nadunga Drip Irrigation Farm, Kajukjuk Farm, Lokumai land site, Nakinomet rain-fed Farm, and Kokuro Model Drip Farm to ascertain their status and engage the community on areas of priority in regards to food production and livelihoods.
Accompanying the CECM were; Lapur MCA Michael Ewoi Director of Agriculture Aaron Nanok, and Sub-County Administrator Ekwakai Lobeck.