Governor Wilber Khasilwa Ottichilo inspected the Wemilabi-Central Bunyore Irrigation scheme funded by National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP) domiciled in the department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock.
The governor applauded the contractor for the good job done and urged the farmers to utilize their small farms well through planting indigenous vegetables which mature faster than maize and are more profitable.
Plans are also underway to construct more irrigation schemes across the County with the aim of ensuring Vihiga County leads in indigenous vegetables production in the country. The county boss also visited some of the farmers benefiting from the project who gave testimonials of how big they are now ripping from the sale of their vegetables.
According to County Executive Committee Member (CECM) Agriculture Hon. Nicholas Kitungulu, more indigenous vegetables seeds have been budgeted for in their departmental budget and once procured they will be distributed to deserving farmers.
The project that kicked off in February 2022 underwent all the processes including testing and inspection. It’s currently serving 163 households, and which have been fitted with sprinklers.