Widows in Matulo Ward in Webuye West Constituency have expressed their joy and gratitude after the Member of the County Assembly for Matulo ward Mr. Steve Kaiser Simiyu allowed them to use a five acre piece of land in the area for farming activities and earn income
Speaking after giving them a go ahead to use the land, the manage of the office of the area MCA Abraham Odhiambo Otieno urged the said widows to make well use of the piece of land to boost themselves economically and urged the Ministry of Agriculture in Bungoma County to assist widows getting them farm inputs.
Widows led by their Chairperson Mary Masinde expressed their happiness after the go ahead saying they will benefit a lot. They used the opportunity to urge Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka to help them get subsidized fertilizer which will enable them continue with farming activities in the said land and benefit them economically.
They said they are ready to use the piece of land to the maximum calling upon other widows to join groups so that they can benefit with the help from the government and non-governmental organizations.
However, they have called upon the ward representative to assist them get the market for their produce, a move that was emphasized by the manager Abraham Odhiambo Otieno.
Written by Winnie Wanyonyi