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Hon Raila Odinga presents a trophy to Governor Ongwae during the closing ceremony of the 6th Kenya Inter-County sports at the Gusii Stadium
KICOSCA closing ceremony

Governor Ongwae, accompanied by the Deputy Governor, receive a consignment of essential drugs and equipment worth KShs. 100M at KTRH procured from the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA).

Essential drugs and equipment worth 100M

President Uhuru scores past Governor Ongwae during the launch of the 6th Kenya Inter-County sports at the Gusii Stadium

President Uhuru launches KICOSCA

Boost for Maternal and Child Health as Aga Khan Foundation launches kshs.117 million project in Kisii

Maternal and Child Health project

Governor Ongwae taking oath of office for a second term at Gusii Stadium on August 21st 2017

Governor Ongwae's swearing in ceremony

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

COUNTY RECEIVES SH 110MILLION TO STRENGHTEN BANANA VALUE CHAIN

The Kisii County Government has received a KShs.110million grant from the European Union to strengthen the banana value chain for local economic development.

Kisii is among 15 counties in Kenya that have benefitted from the EU-Instruments for Devolution Advice and Support (IDEAS) grant that seeks to create employment and generate income for citizens in respective counties.

The total project cost is KShs.155million with the County Government contributing KShs.45million.

County Secretary Patrick Lumumba and CEC for Finance Moses Onderi signed the contract with the PS, State Department of Devolution Charles Sunkuli in Nairobi.

Through the project, the county will build a banana-processing factory at the Kisii Agricultural Training Centre, establish 3 collection centres in each ward, supply banana plantlets to farmers, form a producer cooperative and train all actors in the value chain.

“I commend the beneficiary counties for their efforts in developing the project proposals. These are local economic projects that are targeted at creating more jobs as well as incomes for our people. We are looking forward to successful implementation of this project,” said PS Sunkuli.

Other counties in the project include Taita Taveta, Migori, Kwale, Marsabit, Makueni and Laikipia.

CEC for Agriculture Esman Onsarigo said the project would take 19 months to complete saying farmers will be issued with plantlets of ripening and cooking varieties of banana.

“Once the factory is complete, we shall produce banana flour, wine and fibre. The project targets the main banana value chain actors who include input suppliers, 2,250 banana cooperative members in 45 wards, producers, marketers, transporters and consumers,” said Onsarigo.

Local project coordinator Jusper Nyakundi said the factory will offer the best market for producers and other value chain actors, minimize the role of middlemen and improve sales margins.

Banana is the main food security crop in Kisii County which is the leading producer of the cooking variety of banana in Kenya. Current acreage under banana is 6,350ha with an average production of 56 tonnes per hectare annually.

Kisii has two main types of banana which are the desert type and the cooking variety. The cooking type banana occupies a unique niche in the market due its palatability and good taste.

The county intends to produce flour and wine which will be sold as raw material or as finished products. 

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