Kakamega County: Farmers in Mumias West constituency will find a relief during this planting season after the government through the ministry of agriculture promised to help them in preparation of their farms and providing them with maize seeds for planting.
Speaking while in his Mumias central ward MCA Suleiman Odanga told farmers of this directive and urged them to register themselves fully in the expected offices so as to benefit from this project.
“The county government will help inpaying part of the money needed in tilling the land and giving fertilizers and seeds to farmers, I urge everyone to visit respected offices and register so that you may benefit from this.” He said.
The MCA thanked the county government for considering the plight of its residents saying that most farmers have the capability to get enough harvest that can help them fight hunger if they will be helped to carter for expenses needed in tilling the land and seeds because most are poor.
He said most farmers end up harvesting little because they do not prepare their farms well and lack funds to buy fertilizer and seeds therefore end up planting late hence harvest little.
Odanga added that the poor life that people from that region are leading is due to lack of enough food saying this directive by the county will help curb the problem.
Farmers urged to venture in poultry keeping
Elsewhere Farmers in Bungoma County have been urged to venture in the project of poultry keeping so as to utilize the hen slaughter house that has been built in Chwele.
Speaking in Namwela, the ward MCA Nixon Cheboi said that farmers need to embrace this project in large numbers because the slaughter house requires many hens for its functions.
“This is a readily available market that will make you improve your living standards through the income that you will be getting.” He said. Adding that farmers will have easy time selling their hens and this will help them boost their lifestyles.
Mr. Cheboi said that the number of tourists coming in the county is increasing every year so there is need for residents to participate fully in this project to meet the tourists need.
He said this while giving out hens to a group known as Twar where over eighty farmers benefitted by getting chicks to rear.