Joy in Machakos as Governor Mutua begins free seeds distribution to farmers

 Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua today, joined by the MCA for Mumbuni North, Hon. Paul Museku, and Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Urbanus Musyoka began the distribution of free seeds to the farmers of Machakos County at Ivumbuni village, Mumbuni North Ward.

The seed distribution project is part of governor Mutua’s extensive agricultural program for food security in Machakos County, to ensure that Machakos no longer feature in the list of Counties receiving food aid (mwolyo) from donors or the National government.

Other Interventions that Machakos has invested in as a county government include providing subsidized fertilizers, tilling tractors for every ward, digging and equipping boreholes, providing quality extension services to the farmers, distribution of day old chicks and the green house program.

This seed distribution program is very specific in catering to the less privileged in society, the poor, orphans etc and over 40 tonnes of green grams and beans will be distributed across the 8 sub counties.

Governor Mutua said that the plan to ensure Kenyans don’t die from hunger must be strategic by focusing more and empowering the poor. Because they are the most vulnerable especially during times of drought and famine.

“Machakos is a true testament that with proper planning, even the driest parts of the Country can survive harsh climate. It has been done in Israel, we are doing it Machakos and can be replicated in other arid areas.” Mutua said

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