Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has restated the need to support women realize growth and influence development in the county.
Speaking at Migwani Catholic Church today during the Parish’s Catholic Women Association funds drive, the Governor said empowering women was key to achieve real development across the county.
She said the county will support women groups, to start small businesses and enjoy quick access to business loans to promote entrepreneurship and create employment.
“You need to be organized in women groups to get access to such funds,” Ngilu said.
The Governor said she would join their fundraiser in future in efforts to acquire a bus, which will facilitate their group’s business and movement.
She lobbied for their support and awareness on the Artificial Insemination programme that her administration initiated, saying it was time to realize the role of technology in modern day farming.
“Let’s embrace the subsidized tractor ploughing and appreciate the Artificial Insemination in changing the quality of beef and the quantity of milk” She pleaded.
Ngilu said women were the embodiment of families and advised they stand firm for their families.
The Governor was accompanied by the County Executive Committee Member for Tourism Sports and Culture Patrick Musau, Chief Officer James Songolo, Value Chain Specialist Dr. Temi Mutia, and the Area MCA Phillip Nguli (Kalumaita) among other county government officers.