Kisii county Governor James Ongwae has officiated the issuance of cheque to various farmer’s groups through the National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP) in partnership with World bank.
Speaking during the issuance of Cheque in Kisii, the governor said that the project which is a partnership between the county and NARIP being implemented across Kenya in 21 counties.
“Selected organized farmer groups from wards within the county are already benefitting from the five -year programme that started in the year 2016.
I, therefore, wish to thank our development partner for choosing Kisii County among the 21 implementing counties across Kenya,”, Governor Ongwae said.
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Governor Ongwae revealed that the groups from all the NARIGP wards to received tune of Kshs 46 million to of 378 groups across the 20 implementing wards within the county.
Further we are giving Ksh. 9 million to selected producer organisations across the county, one for each sub county.
The National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP) strives to link farmer/Common Interest Groups (CIGs) and Vulnerable and Marginalized Groups (VMGs) organized along priority Value Chains (VC) to markets.
According to NARIP, A total of 138 groups are set to collectively receive over 55 million in the World Bank funded programme which is being implemented in various wards of the county
The programme is operational in 6 sub-counties namely Bonchari, South Mugirango, Bobasi, Nyaribari Masaba, Kitutu Chache North and Bomachoge Chache.
The wards are;Bogiakumu, Bomorenda, Bomariba, Bogetenga, Getenga,Chitago Borabu, Bassi Central, Bassi Chache, Bassi Bogetaorio, Masige East, Nyamasibi, Gesusu, Kiamokama, Sensi, Monyerero, Marani, Majoge Bassi, Bosoti Sengera, and Boochi Tendere.
The aim of the programme is to promote food production and income generation through enhanced horticulture development, dairy farming and other small holder activities.
Additional reporting by Elizabeth Angira and Brighton Makori