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Governor reaches out to Russian investors to boost investment in the county

Governor reaches out to Russian investors to boost investment in the county

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae is engaging with Russian investors in a bid to woo partnership and development in the…

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County Embarks on gravelling of access roads

County Embarks on gravelling of access roads

The Kisii County Government has started gravelling County Access roads in all the 45 wards. The project under the Mechanical…

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Ongwae urges residents to register for huduma number for improved government services

Ongwae urges residents to register for huduma number for improved government services

Governor James Ongwae has urged all Kisii County residents to register for Huduma numbers in large numbers in order to…

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Kisii set to host the Kecoso sporting extravaganza

Kisii set to host the Kecoso sporting extravaganza

Kisii County will host the 40th edition of Kenya Sports and Communications Sports Organization (KESOCO) in August this year. Members…

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Farmers to reap big as County supports banana value chain

Farmers to reap big as County supports banana value chain

The Kisii County Government will continue supporting efforts by the National Agricultural-Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NAGRIP) aimed at Increasing Productivity…

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Governor Ongwae appeals to ‘COCA COLA’ company to revive Kisii Bottlers factory

Governor Ongwae appeals to ‘COCA COLA’ company to revive Kisii Bottlers factory

Kisii County governor James Ongwae has appealed for the re-establishment of Kisii Bottlers company that was shut down recently. Ongwae…

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County government committed to complete Projects

County government committed to complete Projects

The Kisii County Government is committed to completing ongoing development projects initiated by the County in good time. The projects…

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Kisii County Government partners with UNICEF to promote hygiene

Kisii County Government partners with UNICEF to promote hygiene

The Kisii County government health department is partnering with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in a campaign…

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County involves residents in LREB sensitisation drive

County involves residents in LREB sensitisation drive

The 4th summit of the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) recently held in Kisii provided a forum for residents’ participation…

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Governor Ongwae inaugurates Kisii Municipality Board

Governor Ongwae inaugurates Kisii Municipality Board

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae today inaugurated the Kisii Municipality Board which will be in charge of managing the Kisii…

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Construction of Sombogo tea factory underway

Construction of Sombogo tea factory underway

Tea is a major cash crop earner for small scale farmers in our county who are affiliated to the Kenya…

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Ongwae, Kimemia urge government to embrace wind and solar energy investments to reduce cost of power

Ongwae, Kimemia urge government to embrace wind and solar energy investments to reduce cost of power

Kisii governor James Ongwae and his Nyandarua counterpart Francis Kimemia on Thursday appealed to the national government to embrace investments…

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Governor Ongwae committed to promote staff improvement programme

Governor Ongwae committed to promote staff improvement programme

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae has undertaken to implement the policies initiated by the World Bank funded Kenya Devolution Support…

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Governor puts Staff on notice over performance

Governor puts Staff on notice over performance

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae has asked county government employees to strive and satisfactorily deliver on their mandate in public…

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Prioritize service delivery to residents, governor Ongwae challenges staff

Prioritize service delivery to residents, governor Ongwae challenges staff

Kisii Governor James Ongwae has challenged County Public Servants to dedicate their energies on service delivery to residents. Speaking during…

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Governor Ongwae in the US for the Annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference

Governor Ongwae in the US for the Annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference

Kisii Governor James Ongwae is in Dallas, USA for the 11th Annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference 2018. …

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CS Matiang’i commends county and national government officials in Kisii for ‘ideal’ working relationship

CS Matiang’i commends county and national government officials in Kisii for ‘ideal’ working relationship

The Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government Dr. Fred Matiang’i has hailed the good working relationship between…

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Governor James Ongwae Signs into Law the Finance Bill, 2018/2019

Governor James Ongwae Signs into Law the Finance Bill, 2018/2019

Kisii Governor James Ongwae has signed into law the Finance Bill, 2018, which grants the County powers to collect revenue…

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Residents to Benefit from Renal Services at Nyamache Sub-County Hospital

Residents to Benefit from Renal Services at Nyamache Sub-County Hospital

Patients with kidney failure in Kisii County will now access dialysis services at Nyamache Sub County Hospital in Bobasi following…

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County Receives Sh 110Million to Strengthen Banana Value Chain

County Receives Sh 110Million to Strengthen Banana Value Chain

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

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Farmers to reap big as County supports banana value chain

The Kisii County Government will continue supporting efforts by the National Agricultural-Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NAGRIP) aimed at Increasing Productivity and Profitability of banana crop production.

Speaking during a banana value chain stakeholder’s forum at a Kisii hotel, Governor James Ongwae said NAGRIP is already rolling out projects in 20 wards spread across six sub-counties including Bonchari,Kitutu Chache north,Nyaribari, Masaba,Bobasi,Bomachoge Chache and South Mugirango.

The Governor noted that increased productivity in the Agriculture Sector is a step towards enhancing food security in the country which goes in tandem with President Kenyatta’s Big 4 agenda.

The forum brought together stake-holders comprised of all key value chain actors to identify challenges, find ideas and solutions to address the challenges in the banana value chain to make the banana value chain competitive and commercialised.

“The role of the stakeholders platform is to bring together farmer representatives, Agriculture researchers, farm input suppliers, producers, Agro dealers, processors, marketers, policy makers, regulators and other development partners to consult, exchange views and put forward viable solutions to address challenges facing the banana value chain,” he said.

Ongwae disclosed that the county government has been engaging with farmers dealing in banana production with a view to assisting them undertake best practices in farming to boost production.

“I am happy the National Government has recognised our efforts and nominated Kisii to host this forum for the Lake Region front,” said Ongwae.

NAGRIP project, a concerted effort involving the World Bank, International Development Association (IDA), Ministry of Agriculture and 21 County Governments is aimed at improving the livelihoods of farmers through enhanced and sustainable high end production in horticulture, poultry and livestock.

The wards covered by the project include in Kisii Masige East, Bassi Central, Bassi Bogetaorio, Bosoti Sengera, Majoge East, Boochi Tendere, Bogetenga, Boikanga, Chitago Borabu, Getenga, Bogiakumu, Bomorenda, Bomariba, Marani, Sensi, Monyerero, Kiamokama, Gesusu and Nyamasibi.

“All our 9 sub-counties are arable with high agricultural potential and the learning experience from the project focal areas will ultimately spread out to benefit farmers in the entire county and beyond,” said Ongwae.

Kisii County is known for banana production. Over 5000 hectares have been collectively put under banana plantation through individual farmer initiatives with a production rate of 19 tonnes of green fingers per hectare.

County Executive Committee (CEC) member in charge of Agriculture Esman Onsarigo disclosed that in 2017 alone, over 95 tonnes of green fingers were produced in Kisii, fetching farmers over 1.9 billion shillings in direct sales.

“However, due to the perishability of banana produce, farmers have always fallen prey to middlemen who broker green bunches at low prices, disadvantaging the farmer,” he said. “This calls for value addition and more organised ways of storage and marketing to give farmers value for their produce,” he added.

Ongwae revealed that the European UNION is in collaboration with the National Government and Kisii County government putting up a Banana processing factory in Kisii to a tune of 196 million shillings.

The factory which is projected to process up to 80 metric tonnes of raw banana fingers per day is poised to eliminate losses banana farmers currently incur by selling their produce direct for the farms.

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