February 2, 2024 (Public Communication and Media Relations)
The County Government has commenced the refurbishment of the Kangitulae irrigation scheme in Kibish Sub-County.
According to the Ag. Director for Irrigation Peter Loree, the maintenance project was meant to foster development and self-reliance through the production of own crops for subsistence and commercial to boost social economic life.
Scope of work included drilling and equipping of the borehole, perimeter fencing, and concrete skirting of 5 acre-farm. The contractor will also provide an elevated Steel tank and equip the farm with drip lines for vegetable crops.
Director Loree noted that the County Government has been steadfast in implementing irrigation projects to majorly ease food production in the county.
He also asked the contractor to commence civil works immediately and maintain quality, timely, and effective delivery of contractual works.
“This project is estimated to take six months hence the need to work with the committee for ease of implementation,” he said.
Kaaleng/Kaikor MCA Abdifatah Kapua, who witnessed the handover, appreciated the Governor for the project terming it as a response to the community’s interest in irrigation.
He cautioned the community against politicising the project to ensure its intended objective like other successful projects implemented in the county.
Eng. Ekeno Charles (Resident Engineer), ACC Kaikor/Kaaleng, Pius Ekidor (Accountant), and Eliud Ewoi (Sub County Land Reclamation Officer) were also present at the handover.