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Inside President Ruto’s 3-day Kisii tour

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 19:40 | By
President William Ruto
President William Ruto in a past event. PHOTO/ Courtesy

President William Ruto is set for a three-day tour of Kisii and Nyamira counties, and Kuria East and West Constituencies beginning Thursday, March 23, 2023.

The President will inspect and commission several projects, including the launch of the upgrading of the 33.3Km Gekano-Rigoma-Amabuko Road, the upgrading of Nyabohanse – Kumumwamu Road and Nyaburu-Oboke-Ragwe roads.

President Ruto will also commission the Kegati Water project in Kisii and proposed affordable housing project in Sironga, Nyamira County.

In a statement, Statehouse Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed revealed that the President will also hold several meetings with the people and leaders from the region.

Ruto on agriculture

Mohammed said the government is set to distribute over 300,000 metric tonnes of subsidised fertilisers, going for Ksh3,500 instead of Ksh7,000.

"On Agriculture, farmers in Kisii and Nyamira counties, are now receiving subsidized fertilizer through the government’s Fertilizer Subsidy program, meant to cushion farmers against the high cost of fertilizer, increase agricultural production and address food insecurity. As we all know, fertilizers play a crucial role in increasing crop yields and enhancing productivity," Hussein said.

"However, the high costs have been a major challenge for our farmers, limiting their ability to fully utilize their lands and reap maximum profits. That is why the President took bold steps to address this issue by providing subsidies to farmers, making fertilizers more accessible and affordable, reducing the price from Ksh7500 to Ksh3500."

Farmers wishing to access the subsidised fertiliser must, however, be digitally registered through Assistant Chiefs' offices countrywide.

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