Health Cabinet Secretary Dr. Cleopa Mailu Joins Governors under the umbrella Lake Region Economic Block (LREB) during a Health Conference Held at Kisii University Grounds on 29th and 30th March, 2017

Lake Region Economic Block (LREB) Health Conference

Governor Ongwae receives Olympian Hellen Onsando Obiri, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Silver medalist

Homecoming of Hellen Obiri

Governor Ongwae addresses county stakeholders during the county ICT consumer forum, Kikao Kikuu, organised by the CAK and Kisii County Government at the Gusii Stadium

ICT Consumer Forum

Governor James Ongwae leads residents of Kisii County in marking the 53rd Madaraka Day Celebrations at the Gusii Stadium

53rd Madaraka day celebrations

Cord leader Raila Odinga (centre) receives a figurine of a giraffe made from soapstone from Kisii Governor James Ongwae and Senator Chris Obure during the launch of the Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit (KES) 2016

KES Launch at Kisii university grounds

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae, Senator Chris Obure and Deputy Governor James Maangi during the launch of Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

KES Launch at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

Governor James Ongwae joins over 300 doctors drawn from Kisii and Nyamira counties under the umbrella organization Inka medics association (IMA) for dinner

Governor joins Inka Medics Association for dinner

Governor Ongwae scoops gender and disability mainstreaming award

Gender and Disability awards

H.E Governor James Ongwae woos investors in Perth, Australia

H.E Governor James Ongwae woos investors in Perth, Australia

Kisii University Vice Chanchellor Prof. Akama speaks during an e-waste management workshop in a Kisii Hotel

E-waste management workshop

Government to set up a Sh 60 million nitrogen plant in Kisii to support Artificial Insemination services

The Government will set up a Sh 60 million nitrogen plant in Kisii to support the Artificial Insemination service launched by the County.

Deputy President William Ruto announced this during the official opening of this year's ASK show.

Responding to Governor James Ongwae's request that the National Government supports Kisii County in its quest to reduce the cost of AI services.

This week, the County rolled out a subsidized AI service where farmers will access quality animal seed for as low as Sh 500 down from Sh 3,000 charged by private providers.

"I commend Kisii County for its efforts in lowering the cost of AI services. Use of high quality seed is the only way we can improve the production of meat and milk in the country. I know the hydrogen used to preserve semen is sourced from Nairobi. I direct the ministry of agriculture to set up the nitrogen plant in Kisii," said Ruto.

He said this will help lower the cost of the service by 50 per cent. He also announced plans to establish 10 milk coolers in Kisii to boost value addition in the dairy sector.

In his address to the show goers, the Governor emphasised the importance of Agriculture to the Economy of Kisii asking farmers to apply Modern methods in farming to increase production and reduce wastage.

He also asked the National government to fast track the establishment of a Morden Sugar factory in South Mugirango , which will crash over 5,000 metric tonnes of cane per day and create jobs to the local youths.

Ruto acknowledged Kisii county government to subsidize AI services from an average of Sh3,000 to Sh500, saying the nitrogen plant will reduce the price further to Sh100.

Deputy President Ruto said access to electricity and tarmacking of 200km of roads in the county will encourage locals embrace value addition.

Ruto, was accompanied by Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, Willy Bett and Charles Keter, CS Energy and other county leaders

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