German technical assistance agency GIZ has donated a motor vehicle and other assets including laptops, office furniture and knowledge materials to the department of Agriculture, Pastoral Economy and Fisheries in Turkana County.
County Executive for Agriculture, Pastoral economy and Fisheries Philip Ebei Aemun on Monday received the items that included training manuals for bee keeping and the Fall armyworm as well as strategy for bee keeping and honey value chain in Turkana.
The equipment were handed over after completion of a four-year drought resilience project in Turkana which was aimed at improving framework conditions for enhanced drought resilience through policies domestication and capacity building.
Aemun said that partnership between the County Government and development organisations was key towards attainment of the food security agenda that covers crop production, livestock production and fisheries.
“The partnership will help in pooling of resources and bridging technical capacity of livelihoods resilience programmes in the County,” he said.
He acknowledged the support from GIZ and assured of Government commitment to partner in implementation of other projects with a focus on completion of the Kakong flood-based farm in Turkana South Sub-County.
Others who spoke in the brief event held at Mifugo Complex included County Chief Officers Abdullahi Yussuf(Pastoral Economy and Fisheries) and Jacob Lolelea(Agriculture and Land Reclamation).
Also present were Agriculture Director Paul Lokone, Deputy Director for Administration Geoffrey Apedor and other staff drawn from the department of Pastoral Economy and Fisheries.
by Peter Gitonga