Residents of Ndalu – Tabani ward in the Tongeren constituency have been asked to embrace chicken project that was begun by their mca Mr. Nathaniel Asenaka in partnership with the county government of Bungoma.
speaking during the fifth and last distribution of one-month chicks to several groups across the ward at Ndalu market, the area mca said more than 12 thousand chicks have been distributed among more than a hundred groups across the ward through ward development fund so far and urged the groups that received to take good care of them.
He added that groups who received the first batch some months ago have impressed him as their chicks have started laying eggs and ready for distribution to group members though however, he noted that a few groups after taking the chicks never bothered and have lost the whole chicks but asked farmers to seek help from county agricultural officers who stationed in every ward to support them on technical issues of poultry keeping.
Asenaka warned that it will be a big loss if the chicks will die due to carelessness and allow the funds invested in the project to go to waste yet residents need to enjoy the fruits of devolution by the impact of the government projects in the villages.
He affirmed his commitment to revamping the ward but urged residents who are not in groups to either join the existing ones or create new ones so that they can also benefit from the ward projects adding that it’s hard to support an individual person and asked them to give him support so that he continues with his development agenda.
His sentiments were echoed by the county ward administrator of Ndalu Tabani ward Mr. Evans Sasakah who said that the county through the good working relationship with the area mca has been able to bring more projects to the ward among them roads, farm inputs among others.
He cautioned residents of engaging in cheap politics and propaganda that would derail the projects that are meant to benefit them.
Groups that received the chicks promised to take good care of them and support government initiatives but requested the county to increase the ward development fund so that it can benefit more groups in order to bring meaningful changes in the society.