Kitui, Monday, March 5th, 2018: The County Government of Kitui will continue partnering with the Kenya Red Cross to impove the lives of the residents,Governor Charity Ngilu said on Monday.
Speaking at various stops in the county among them Kavisuni in Kitui Rural the Governor said that the partnership between the two organizations had positively and directly impacted thousands of residents.
She said the partnership had successfully aided in the key areas of food security and water provision.
Ngilu added that Ndengu farming under the Ndengu Revolution was a major project that has resulted in higher yields compared to other the cereals in the just ended season.
“Ndengu farming survived the low rainfall that was experienced in Kitui, at least our farmers realized better yields from their efforts” she said.
However, the Governor noted that the current price of Ndengu was less profitable to farmers and assured that the National Youth Service had shown interest in buying Ndengu from farmers within the county at a cost of sh. 8000 a bag forthwith to ensure that farmers benefit maximally from the crop.
The Governor applauded the Islamic Foundation Council led by Dr. Mohammed Abidin; the Sultan of the State of Perlis of Malaysia for their continued work towards financing the Kenya Red Cross in constantly.
“We are happy for the continuous interest Red Cross has shown in partnering with us and welcome them for more opportunities” Ngilu said.
Dr. Mohammed expressed willingness of the Islamic Foundation of Malaysia in dedicating more resources to help uplift the poor population at different capacities depending on the urgency of need and impact on lives.
“We’ve come here to analyze the status of what we have done in this county and gather a conclusive report for further intervention” He said.
Through the partnership with the Red Cross Kenya, the County Government has also rehabilitated 37 boreholes at different places benefitting thousands of people and at least 68,000 livestock units in the county.
Also present in the tour was Governor Red Cross Kenya Dr. Mohamud Said, Under Secretary-International Federation of Red Cross Dr. Jemilah Mohammed, Kitui Majority Leader Peter Mwikya, Minoriy Leader John Kisangau and the County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture Mr. Emmanuel Kisangau