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COUNTIES RECEIVE A BOOST AS WORLD BANK INVESTS $50 BILLION IN AGRICULTURE

The Kenyan government, in partnership with the World Bank, has introduced a substantial investment of KSh 50 billion to enhance agricultural production in various counties.

This collaborative effort aims to implement five key priority projects identified by the World Bank: the National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP), the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP), the National Agriculture Value Chain Development Project (NAVCDP), the Emergency Locust Response Program, Kenya (ELRP), and the Food Systems Resilience Program, Kenya (FSRP).

Governor Lusaka, the Chair of the Council of Governors Agriculture, Livestock, and Cooperatives Committee, expressed gratitude during his keynote address at the Annual World Bank-County consultative meeting held in Mombasa County. He acknowledged the significant contribution made by the World Bank in transforming the agricultural sector of the country.

Governor Lusaka making his remarks

“We appreciate your unwavering efforts to promote sustainable and transformative agricultural development for the betterment of our beloved nation,” he stated.

The Chair of the COG Agriculture Committee assured attendees of the Council’s commitment to advancing value chain production in the counties. He emphasized the Council’s dedication to ensuring the successful implementation of funded projects and responsible utilization of resources to promote long-term sustainability.

“I want to assure everyone present here of the Council of Governors’ unwavering commitment to supporting all county governments in effectively executing these new initiatives while ensuring the prudent utilization of resources for the benefit of our farmers,” he reiterated.

Governor Lusaka urged county leaders to avoid engaging in divisive politics that could hinder the progress of funded projects.

“Without proper structures and leadership, all these projects will be wasted. Let us be vigilant in ensuring continuity,” he emphasized.

The meeting was attended by various officials, including County Executive Committee Members (CECMs) and Chief Officers from the Agricultural and Finance departments, among others.

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