By Aris Wanyonyi
The County of Bungoma has been issued with Sh11 million grant from world bank to boost agriculture.
The grant from the world Bank was given through the National Agriculture and Raw Inclusive programme popularly known as NARIGP company.
The program which mainly consists of agriculture focuses on specifications in the farming sector such as dairy farming, banana growing, poultry rearing and maize farming.
“This programme has come to uplift our agriculture in the region, this is mainly because eighty percent of our economy is facilitated by farming,” said Governor Wycliffe Wangamati.
He continued “Today we have around eight hundred farmers to start with in this programme, however by 2022 the number of beneficiaries should have increased close to 20,000 in the entire county .This comes due to the recognition by world bank offices of the various developmental projects in the area .” He said.
Wangamati also urged various stakeholders and beneficiaries to use the funds appropriately so that the project succeeds for the world bank to add more of it. Farmers were also called upon to maximise profit as the county government will look fro market of their produce This comes at a time when the county government is building a milk processing plant as well as an industrial park in Webuye town.
Present at the function in Mabanga FTC on July 30 was county agricultural CEC Mr Chirasha Makanda.