By Gabriel Ndeleva:
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has today Tuesday 26th December, 2017 started discussions with India High Commisioner to Kenya Ms Suchitra Durai in an effort geared towards full realization and actualization of her 5 -pillar manifesto of Sustainable Food production,Water provision, Better Health Care,Quality Education, Women Empowerment and Wealth Creation.
Particularly, Governor Ngilu explored marketing of green grams being widely grown under her food flagship project popularly called Ndengu Revolution. Governor Ngilu provided the green grams seeds to the Kitui farmers. The expected yield is approximately 40 metric tonnes.
Ngilu also explored about the establishment of Kitui Cottage Industry to help create more jobs the unemployed youths and as well add value to the county Agricultural products.
The Indian High Commissioner expressed her willingness to cllaborate, partner and cooperate with Kitui leadership to set up irrigation projects. Durai also mentioned about creating collaboration and linkages among farmers as well as training them to improve their self-feeding capabilities.
Governor also called for the establishment of strong cooperation between county of Kitui and the government of India so as to get acess to their technology for the benefit of Kitui.
Ms Durai accepted Ngilu’s quest and promised to visit Kitui county soon to see the available opportunities and also get to learn the main challenges affecting the people of Kitui. This Commissioner’s visit is aimed at cementing unity and cooperation between the two.
Also present at the meeting was Deputy High Commisioner of India H.E Rajesh Swami as well as Ngilu’s Value Chains Advisor Dr. Temi Mutia.