Private sector to be incorporated in Galana-Kulalu project,says Wamalwa

Devolution cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa and members of the agriculture parliamentary committee with the National Irrigation Board general manager Daniel Barasa during a tour a past event. Wamalwa has urged counties to set up a drought mitigation fund PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: The government has said that it will incorporate private sector in bid to make Galana-Kulalu project a success

Speaking before parliamentary committee on Agriculture led by Mohammed Noor;Wamalwa on Tuesday said that the decision to incorporate private investors in the project is to make sure that the government hits a one million acres target.

“We cannot depend on rain,we were advised by experts that even if we have long rains ,they will be subdued. We will continue to deal with drought beyond April.” Wamalwa said.

He pointed that the project has stalled because of the delay of pumps and other machines which are being imported indicating that they will be in the country in a month’s time.

He pointed that there is need for the establishment in millers near irrigation projects, in bid to reduce maize prices to sh. 65 for the sake of Mwananchi.

He complained that many petitions and political interference are adversely affecting the the vision 2030 projects which might hamper development .