French Government to Invest in Agriculture and Health Sectors in Uasin Gishu
The French Government will invest millions of shillings into promoting The agriculture and the health sectors in Uasin Gishu County.
Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Dr. Alfred Mutua says the investment will boost agricultural production as well as specialized healthcare for sports men and women in the Rift valley.
While accompanying the French Minister Olivier Becht In his tour of Uasin Gishu County where they were received by Uasin Gisu governor Jonathan Bii and his deputy Eng.John Barorot ,The cabinet Minister has reiterated the need to establish a state of the art medical facility dedicated to provision of enhanced medical care to sports men and women and especially athletics,
“We would like to have a hospital in Eldoret that will be treating our athletes, giving them high-class treatment so that when they get into the field, they win more gold medals for the Country as they are used to doing,” Dr. Mutua said
The CS noted that through France -Kenyan partnership over 35,000 metric tones of fertilizer will be blended at Timac fertilizer Plant in Eldoret and will enable farmers enhance their food production that is critical for the survival and quality of life.
“The Baraka – Timac Agro plant owned by a French company located in Eldoret which produces and blends fertilizer will be blending fertilizer and providing high-quality fertilizer that enable farmers realize a bumper harvest throughout the season,” said the CS foreign affairs.
Uasin Gishu Governor Bii noted that the county is keen on value addition and marketing of farmers produce.
“My administration is focused on the realization of sustainable agriculture where farmers will be equipped with crucial data and are able to make informed choices on the inputs and new technologies in the agricultural sector,” said the Uasin Gishu county boss.
Governor Bii emphasized the need to invest in the sports sector, by building stadiums and creating a facility in the county that will train and educate athletes on the negative effects of doping.
Olivier Becht The French Minister for Foreign Trade,Economic attractiveness and French Nationals abroad noted that there were more than 30 French companies In Kenya employing hundreds of workers and that his country was keen to promote agriculture and kenya’s healthcare sector .
France donated medical equipment worth millions of shillings to the Moi teaching and referral Hospital Eldoret among other Health facilities in selected counties within the North Rift region.