The 2016 Satellite ASK Bungoma agri-business show that is ongoing at the Masinde Muliro stadium in Kanduyi was officially launched on Friday 9th September 2016 by Vihiga County Governor Moses Akaranga.
Speaking during the launch,Akaranga noted that it was important for the country to embrace technology in realising agricultural growth.
“Agriculture is the backbone of this country’s economy, and therefore must be supported with the latest relevant technology,”Akaranga said.
He also emphasised the need for importance to be attached to the annual ASK shows which he termed as important for evaluation and reflection, asking residents and Kenyans at large not to despise their importance.
“It is through this shows that our counties can register progress in Agri-business projects hence countering poverty that has kept on eating our economy,’’ He further reiterated
The County chief also praised the decision by Bungoma County Government to reduce the prices of fertilisers and other farm inputs, terming it as the way forward in promoting agriculture.
Friday, the third day of the show recorded increased numbers of those who came in both as business persons and residents, as compared to the previous days.
Coupled with the good sunny environment, residents, most of them school going children who were accompanied by their parents or teachers, they were treated to a reception of good products and services from different companies, at the same time receiving the much-needed education geared towards an improved economy.
West Media limited company did not disappoint its listeners who thronged our stand to send salaams,ask questions and interact with their favourite presenters and take photos,at the same time students from various schools got to learn how a media house is run,this served as a motivation and inspiration to those aspiring to join the media industry.
Awards were given to those who merited in their different categories of competition, amongst them dancing, rapping singing,football commentating competitions among other competitions as crowds cheered their favourite.
Meanwhile, the business people were a happy lot due to the great profits they acquired from sales during the ongoing ASK show.
“At least I can really feel the impact of this show as far as business progress is concerned,”one vendor said.
“I look forward to a better Saturday as the show comes to a close,” another one added.