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Bomet CBO to receive over 25 incubators from the County

At least 25 Community-Based Organisations (CBO) in Bomet County are set to benefit from incubators worth sh.1.5 million from the County Government of Bomet.

The Department of Social Service and Culture is seeking to empower women through these organizations to initiate income-generating projects to better their lives.

The Chief Officer in charge of Social Services Pauline Korir said they are targeting more than 250 groups under Community Based Organizations across the county.

Speaking while delivering the first batch of incubators with a capacity of hatching over 500 chicks to Maaset CBO in Chesoen Ward, Mrs. Korir said the project also seeks to alleviate poverty in the society.

“Through this program we want to empower our women through these groups in order to create a more prosperous community which can alleviate poverty on its own,” she said.

Mrs. Korir who was accompanied by Bomet County Assembly Deputy Speaker Leonard Rotich said the groups have the potential to produce chicks and meet the market demand in the county.

“Demand for chicken is insatiable and we have opted to enable groups to produce chicks and supply locally and even outside the county,” she said.

Korir at the same time said her department would partner with the agriculture department to train the groups on poultry keeping.

“We cannot afford to look back on this program and will not let anything change until it succeeds. Thus, we will give the beneficiaries training and have them go big in production,” she added.

Korir said the incubators will be distributed per ward and ensure every ward has got at least one incubator and start by supplying chicken to farmers.

Rotich on his part said the success of the first phase will determine whether they will push for a second allocation for more incubators.

He added that the MCAs are behind the program and will provide moral support to the beneficiaries

By Lamech Willy. A. & Eddah Mutai

 

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