Courtesy visit by Kisumu County Government and NIA management to Ahero Irrigation Scheme

Kisumu County Governor, H.E Prof. Hon. Anyang’ Nyong’o, FAAS, EGH accompanied by NIA General Manager/ CEO Mr. Gitonga Mugambi and other Senior Officials of the Authority toured Ahero Irrigation Scheme to assess the effect of hailstone rains which pounded the scheme on Monday February 25, 2019 causing 100% crop loss of paddy rice. The Governor pledged a support of 12.5M towards purchase of inputs for farmers to crop again and an additional 1.5M to slash and bale the destroyed crops.

The Authoritys’ General Manager/CEO issued a waiver on seed and water charges worth 4M and further pledged support in providing seed and water required for the next cropping season. NIA is committed to support farmers across the country to increase, improve and intensify crop production in an effort to realize the targets under the Big 4 agenda on food and nutrition security.

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