Ngilu Score High, As Enemies of Development get disorganised.

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4th Feb 2019

By Mwende Mwende

Kitui Governor HE Charity Kaluki Ngilu has reiterated her commitment to see a transformed kitui in her tenure as the second Governor of kitui under new constitution despensation, The Governor has been battling with enemies of progress in kitui.

Proverb 10:15-21

Today we need to answer the prophets of doom who has been fighting the Governor for no good reasons.

Health and Sanitation

The people of kitui has sited the milestone in heath and sanitation sector where number of staffs have been recruited to ease the service delivery, All the level four hospitals in kitui county has been equiped with drugs and staffs .

The launch of Kitui Universal health cover has been cited as the best program ever for the poor people who could not afford the other premium Insurance covers in the country, its target has been the poor masses.

Kitui Senator or Members of Parliaments have a premium insurance cover funded by national government, Hence they should allow the poor to get the KCHIC card without politising it for their political gains.

Ministry of trade and Cooperate.

Electrical sewing machine at kitui textile garment plant

The birth of ambitious kitui Textile Garment plant which has given employment to over 600 youth across the county has been cited by the people of kitui as milestone in wealth creation and employment hub.

KICOTEC is a milestone in the Governor’s quest to Youth skills development and wealth creation for Kitui County. It is a fulfillment of the promise she made to the parents and teachers of Kitui during campaign period. It has significantly reduced the cost of uniforms for parents and have continued ensure more children remain in school. KICOTEC-the Pride of Kitui.

Agriculture Development

On Matter agriculture Development, The Kitui County government is investing a total of 30 million shillings on the county’s mass artificial insemination project.

The Governor , said that the project will be a 1.5 billion shillings worthy income for the local people and the government in a nine months period. The Governor announced that the Kitui County has a total of 290,000 households that she said 50 per cent of them drink milked tea.

“The very 50 per cent spend some 7 million shillings daily in buying the milk that is imported into the county from other counties in Kenya including Murang’a and Machakos. And the project will save our county a total of about 2 billion shillings annually that go to other counties for milk,” Ngilu added.

She was speaking to the Kitui County Agriculture, Water and Livestock Production Development Ministry’s extension officers, county ministers, county ministry chief officers and ward administrators among others during a county synchronization and artificial insemination programme meeting that she had convened for them at the Kitui County Stadium on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

The programme is aimed at increasing and improving the livestock production in the county. “Kitui being a very vast county, is the sixth largest county in Kenya and it has a population of 1.5 million people,” Ngilu said.

On his part, the County Agriculture, Water and Livestock Development Minister, Emmanuel Kisangau, disclosed that the county has an estimated 400,000 cattle. “Majority of that cattle are the beef ones and the dairy ones are about 6,000,” the minister added. “Supporting the local farmers is a business for all of us. Serving the local people is a collective responsibility,” Kisangau said.

We start this year well and we see the service delivery to our people, he further said. “We as a ministry, we are working for the good of our people,” the minister said. Kisangau disclosed that some large herds of cattle are imported into Kitui County from Tana River, Bomet and Kajiado Counties. “We want to revert that trend by producing our own cattle; the good ones; the beautiful ones,” he said,

The breeds that the county ministry is trying to rear in the county are the Jersey, Guernsey, Friesian, Aryshire and Sahiwal, Boran and Fleckview. The sire bulls will be through selected semen straws from the Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre (KAGRC) in Kabete, Kiambu County. There are different methods of estrus synchronisation. Kitui County is using the ovulation synchronisation method.

Kisangau said that the rearing of the big herds of cattle requires a lot of pasture. And he therefore urged the local farmers to do plenty of grass farming for their livestock and for the sale. local farmers is a business for all of us. Serving the local people is a collective responsibility,” Kisangau said,

We start this year well and we see the service delivery to our people, he further said. “We as a ministry, we are working for the good of our people,” the minister said. Kisangau disclosed that some large herds of cattle are imported into Kitui County from Tana River, Bomet and Kajiado Counties. “We want to revert that trend by producing our own cattle; the good ones; the beautiful ones,” he said.

The breeds that the county ministry is trying to rear in the county are the Jersey, Guernsey, Friesian, Aryshire and Sahiwal, Boran and Fleckview. The sire bulls will be through selected semen straws from the Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre (KAGRC) in Kabete, Kiambu County. There are different methods of estrus synchronisation. Kitui County is using the ovulation synchronisation method.

Kisangau said that the rearing of the big herds of cattle requires a lot of pasture. And he therefore urged the local farmers to do plenty of grass farming for their livestock and for the sale. And in his speech, the Kitui County Health and Sanitation Ministry Chief Officer, Dr. Richard Mukula Muthoka, said that some of the challenges that they are facing in the county is for not taking the right things. “The inter-relationships between the ministries are to be encouraged for us to succeed in the development programmes,” the doctor said. Muthoka announced that they have only 86 per cent of the children being immunised against diseases in the county.

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Find out tomorrow more on the Governors score card.

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