Women groups in Cheptiret/Kipchamo Ward in Kesses Sub-County on Wednesday benefited from the distribution of 80 dorper sheep as the County intensify the exercise aimed at empowering women groups economically.
County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture Mr. Edward Sawe accompanied by Area Member of County Assembly Hon. Gilbert Sato said that agricultural extension services in Uasin Gishu County has been ramped up to ensure that women farmers get training to contribute significantly to the eradication of poverty and hunger before empowering them with one-month-old chicks and dorpers.
Sawe stated that Governor Jonathan Bii’s administration is focused on building a secure future and this begins with the economic empowerment of women.
Livestock Chief Officer Mr. Nixon Cheplong who was also present urged residents to embark on diversification as a way of achieving a sustainable food system.
Cheplong said that the Department of Agriculture is distributing high-value crops such as avocado, macadamia, coffee, pyrethrum, and fish fingerlings amongst others for more stable or increased farm income and efficient use of land.
Livestock Director Abraham Kiptanui and Kesses Sub-County veterinary officer Mr. Ditaco Ngoya attended the exercise at Cheplasgei Peace Center.