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Agriculture Project in Tana River County receives World Bank funding

Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) in Tana River County has received Sh.76million from the World Bank to fund agricultural projects.

Speaking on Monday during Tana River County Technical Steering Group meeting in Hola, the KCSAP County Project Coordinator, Joseph  Munyoki, said the World Bank funded project covers six wards of Kipini, Hirimani, Mikinduni,Madogo,Kinakomba and Wenje.

Munyoki  said the projects are community driven and benefit many people, adding that the identified groups receive the funds as grants.

He  also revealed that the Vulnerable and Marginalized groups project benefit from the World Bank funding of Sh500, 000 per group.

The  Project Coordinator said the fund also benefits projects in Livestock production, Veterinary services, Water such as in the construction of dams, boreholes and crops like green grams, maize, poultry/ indigenous and beef among others.

“I urge you to identify many projects that are community driven and have many beneficiaries in order that our County could get more funding from World Bank”, he added.

Chairing  the meeting Assistant County Commissioner (ACC), Geofrey Mwachofi, said following the ongoing heavy rain about 10,000 people have been affected in the County while over 3,000 others displaced in the area.

Mwachofi disclosed that currently there are 18 camps for the displaced people and approximately 5,000 acres of crops destroyed by floods.

He said many camps are in Tana North Sub-county in areas that include Mororo, Madogo, Sala, Chewele among others.

By  Simon  Guruba

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