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Construction Of Irrigation Canals Set To Enhance Food Security

About Sh20 million has been set aside by National Irrigation Authority (NIA) to reclaim and construct canals at Okana area in Nyando Sub County to increase rice production. 

 Western region scheme manager Joel Tanui said the move is aimed at increasing irrigable area in the region for food security. 

He noted that the authority is focused on enhancing rice production by engaging farmers to take up the cultivation of the crop. “Small holder schemes managed by community will benefit more through the project as existing idle land is put into use,” said Tanui. 

 He explained that the project was targeting more than 2000 residents with a potential high income of Sh200 million once the project is completed. 

 Speaking as he toured the area, the manager discouraged residents from leasing their land at a meagre fee to outsiders, while advising them to instead make use of it for sustainable development. “Desist from leasing out your arable land. The authority is dedicated to invest on the locals,” he advised. 

 Area residents endorsed the plan and thanked the Authority for the project arguing that it will increase their profits since the existing canals were swampy. 

A farmer Domnic Osimbo said they were using more money to produce rice with less profits and therefore the move by the authority to reclaim and construct canals will highly boost their agricultural activities. 




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