A few months after Kimilili MP Didmus Wekesa Barasa launched a hatchery project for a Kamukuywa based Community Based Organization(CBO), it’s light at the end of the tunnel for the members after the first batch of chicks were hatched. Speaking at Kamukuywa on behalf of the MP, the program manager Bernard Lumbasi said they are looking forward to distributing the chicks among the members saying they have been sensitized on best ways of rearing them and will be able to sell them once they mature.
He said the hatcheries are effective and have so far been distributed to several groups in the entire constituency and the members will be able to benefit from the projects initiated by the area Member of Parliament.
One of the beneficiaries, Jimmy Masibo, said the project has been an eye-opener to them and are looking forward to benefiting since they have previously depended on their parents while jobless.
However, he called upon the MP to also diversify his projects by considering starting other projects like barbershops and car wash saying as per now, they are focusing on self-employment. He said many youths who were previously engaged in crimes have now reformed and are looking forward to benefiting from such projects that have been initiated and will become role models in society.