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CS Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation Sicily K. Kariuki (Mrs), E.G.H visits Marich Irrigation Development Project.


CS Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation Sicily K. Kariuki (Mrs), E.G.H visited Chersargat Marich Irrigation Development Project in West Pokot County. She was accompanied by West Pokot Senator and Senate Majority Leader Hon. Samuel Poghisio, E.G.H, County Commissioner Apollo Okello, the National Irrigation Authority CEO Gitonga Mugambi, and other officials from the Authority. They inspected ongoing works at the intake area and noted that its implementation is about 90% with the contractor promising to complete it in March 2021, 2months ahead of schedule. The CS notified farmers that the authority will train them on the best farming practices so that they can fully benefit from the project as the government continues to implement projects towards achieving the Big 4 targets.


Chersargat Marich Irrigation Development Project is located in West Pokot County, Pokot Central Constituency has a potential of 3,000 acres with the current phase set to have 600 acres put under irrigation. 3,000 farmers will benefit directly from this phase once it’s completed. Farmers will be able to grow Horticultural crops i.e. Potatoes, tomatoes, cabbages, garden peas, and green maize with estimated average gross margins of KES 250,000.00 per acre per year. The development of irrigation projects plays a key role in achieving the Big 4 Agenda on Food and Nutrition Security.

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