Homabay governor targets schools to boost food supply

Homabay Governor Wanga during the launch food security programme in the county.

Homabay County has appealed to schools to strengthen Young Farmers clubs and inform her office on how they can partner to ensure food security in the county.

“I have learned that some counties give 2 kilograms of maize flour to needy families but here we will distribute free 2 kilograms of seeds for planting because we can provide the residents with a fishing hook instead of fish,” she said.

The governor said that food security in the county will ensure sufficient nutrition to children adding that good health among children is essential in education development.

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“We want to support education by providing enough food infrastructure, good communication networks and security to both of our children and their teachers, “she said.

She was addressing the public launched free certified seeds to farmers and schools for this season’s planting.

She said that the initiative is going to benefit 54,000 farmers drawn all wards in the county.

In the first dispatch, the farmers will receive 196,440 bags of maize seeds and 11,600 bags of sorghum.

She expressed optimism in the success of the initiative and appealed to all leaders to support it.

By Enock Okong’o

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