President William Ruto has cancelled the planned subdivision into settlement parcels at the Galana/Kulalu National Food Security Project.
After an extensive tour with National and County Government leaders at the facility, the President further directed that the Private Sector and the Government of Kenya through the National Irrigation Authority under a Public–Private Partnership (PPP) work on the ready 10,000 acres to produce food starting with maize in February.
Further, the next 10,000 acres will be prepared for production in 6 months under the PPP arrangement where the government will construct a dam beginning in April to bring another 350,000 acres under food production.
The government will also work out a model for PPP food production in the 350,000 acres to be ready in 6 months. All actors are to execute timeously.
Governor’s Issa Timamy (Lamu), Gideon Mung’aro (Kilifi), Abdullswamad Sherrif Nassir (Mombasa), Johnson Sakaja (Nairobi) and Cabinet Secretary for Water, Sanitation and Irrigation Alice Wahome accompanied the President in the visit.