BY OMARI AKELLO
KISUMU county women representative Rose Nyamunga has vowed to eradicate poverty within the County after meeting various investors from United Kingdom.
Speaking to small scale farmers in Kisumu from UK after attending her daughter’s graduation Ceremony at Sheffield University, Nyamunga said the investors are ready to invest within the county.
She said the investors have vowed to start an irrigation project within the county to ensure that food security is improved.
The women representative said various research has revealed that Kisumu county residents are spending a total sum of Sh75 million every day in buying food.
“This makes it difficult for people within the county to invest when spending such sum of money on a daily basis”, she said.
Nyamunga said the project will be done jointly by the Ministry of Agriculture, National Irrigation Board and the International Investors.
She said the project is aimed at rehabilitating the lands belonging to small scale farmers within the region.
“It will also involve making an irrigation scheme that will boost food production and maximize the lands potentials.
She said during the last feasibility study conducted, it indicated that Kisumu County was the most suitable region for irrigation.
“This pilot irrigation project will ensure that poverty within the county is alleviated”, said the women rep.
She however advised small scale farmers to desist from cultural beliefs where farmers plant their crops and wait for the raining seasons.
The women representative has brought numerous projects within the county like Kisumu county Revolving Funds and Table Banking.
She said they are soon launching a poultry project that anybody interested in will be attended to and promised to give full support in managing the project ones it’s rolled out.