Thiha Sagana Irrigation Project in Mukurwe-ini sub-county, Nyeri County has received a boost of Kshs. 34 million from the County Government of Nyeri through the Kenya Smart Climate Agriculture Project which is funded by the World Bank. According to the County Government, over 500 farmers, who have been practicing sweet potato farming, will benefit from this project.
Nyeri Governor H.E Mutahi Kahiga met the project group members at Rutune Primary School ahead of the start of the project. Governor Mutahi said that the project will help in provision of reliable water for farming, women empowerment in food production, involvement of youth in modern farming as a way of creating employment and increase of land use. The County Government of Nyeri has also supported the project with land for office construction and 4,060 pipes worth Kshs. 2 million.