Governor Kenneth Lusaka has called for a collaborative approach between the National government and Counties to strengthen the transformation of agriculture across the 47 devolved units.
Governor Lusaka proposed that structured and unified efforts between the National government, donors and Counties will play a pivotal role in reshaping the agricultural value chains and food systems in the Counties.
Lusaka commended the World Bank for sustaining Bungoma farmers by offering training, post-funding support and promoting sustainable farming methods.
“I wish to convey our deepest appreciation to the World Bank for their substantial contributions towards a transformed agricultural sector and improved livelihoods in Bungoma and across the counties.” Said Lusaka
The Agriculture Boss at the COG urged the Ministry of Agriculture and National Treasury to proactively engage with Parliament to fast-track the passage of the County Additional Allocation Bill, to enable Counties to access World Bank funds for the financial year 2023/24.
Governor Lusaka was speaking in Mombasa County during the annual joint National-County World Bank Agriculture Portfolio Performance Review meeting that was presided over by the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Mithika Linturi.
In attendance; Nyeri County Governor Mutahi Kahiga, PS State Department for Agriculture, Dr Paul Ronoh, Council of Governors CEO, Mary Mwiti, The World Bank Mission team, County CECMs among others.