Lobby wants Wavinya to adopt irrigation in Machakos

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024 12:39 | By
Machakos governor Wavinya Ndeti. PHOTO/Print
Machakos governor Wavinya Ndeti. PHOTO/Print

A Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO) official wants in Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti to start irrigation along rivers in the county in order to help reduce dependency on relief food especially in rural areas.

MYWO Matungulu sub-county Chairlady Victoria Nthenya said farmers need to be supported because they cannot rely on rain-fed agriculture as rainfall is unpredictable.

She noted that irrigation will help to produce enough food for residents who usually relying on rain-fed agriculture and food aid.
‘’I urge governor Wavinya to invest more in irrigation to stop dependency on food aid in times of drought especially in rural areas,” she added.

Speaking at Kyeleni location yesterday during a meeting with local women, Nthenya also urged the women to form Saccos to access loans from the government saying this would help them to start businesses and eradicate poverty.'

She noted that the government has allocated funds to the Women Enterprise Fund, National Government Affirmative Action Fund, Uwezo Fund and many others targeting women and the youth and not many of them were taking loans to improve their livelihoods.

“Do not sit at home doing nothing get in group and register yourself in groups so that you can get loans from such funds because it is difficult to get the loans as individuals,” Nthenya added.

She also encouraged the women to wake up and effectively engage in wealthy creation.

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