Category: Environment

18 Aug
By: Vince 0

Free Pyrethrum Seeds Program Gathers Pace, Bahati Ambulance Commissioned

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NAKURU, Kenya 18th August 2014 – Governor Kinuthia Mbugua today commissioned the third phase of the free pyrethrum seedlings program where 125 farmers from Bahati constituency received 5,500 seedlings each as the revival of the once lucrative cash crop gathered speed.

The farmers who all belong to various co-operatives received a total of 690,000 seedlings which they will be able to start of pyrethrum farming.

This follows the previous phases where Kinungi, Molo, Kuresoi North and South farmers received the free seedlings.

Governor Mbugua urged the farmers to practice the best farming methods to be able to reap from the huge potential the crop has always had.

“We have so many agricultural officers on the ground who are very experienced and all you have to do is to get in touch with them and they will show you how to best grow this crops and get better yields.”

In first phase 165,000 seedlings were distributed to 28 farmers from Kinungi and surrounding areas from the total of 1.1 million, each farmer receiving 3,000 seedlings to plant on quarter acres of land.

At the same function, Governor Mbugua asked Nakuru County residents to shun divisive politics and instead pursue the greater agenda of the County’s transformation.

He has made it clear that he is and will continue to work with President Uhuru Kenyatta and his government to bring development to the County of Nakuru.

Addressing the farmers, Governor Mbugua reiterated his call that it’s time to work and not engage in local politics’.

“We must be loyal to our president because whatever I have to do, I do it within the leadership of our president. Let’s stop politicizing everything, the time we have now is just for working and delivering on our promises when you elected us to be your leaders.”

Speaking at the same function Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri lauded the selfless work that the Governor has been undertaking saying this is the noteworthy leadership style we all yearn for.

“We thank you Governor Mbugua for the steadfast leadership we witness from you. More importantly the way you work and unite with the other leaders from around the County. Your selflessness is one to be admired and we respect you for that immensely.”

Later Governor Mbugua and MP Kimani Ngunjiri commissioned an ambulance which was donated by Geothermal Development Company (GDC) to be used by Bahati Hospital.

The two leaders also inspected the rehabilitation of the operation theatre and maternity ward at the hospital.

The facility once fully operational will help families save on the costs of referral to Nakuru Level 5 hospital, which is fifty kilometers away.

The function was also attended by CeC Agriculture Dr. Stanley Chepkwony, CO Agriculture Purity Muritu, Bahati DC, Agricultural officers from the County.

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04 Aug
By: Vince 0

Governor Mbugua Initiates Development Dialogue with USA and Diaspora

WASHINGTON DC, USA 4th August 2014 – Governor Kinuthia Mbugua is in North Carolina, USA on a trade and investment mission where he will attend several meetings with potential investors and partners with a view to establish a working relationship between the host and Nakuru County.

The meetings which serve as an introductory dialogue between the state of North Carolina and Nakuru County, will be focusing on trade and educational investment opportunities including establishing a sister-state partnership.

During the one week visit, Governor Mbugua will attend a series of meetings with the state’s Governor Pat McCrory and top ranking officials from the Department of Commerce, State Capital, and North Carolina Central University where the delegation is scheduled for a roundtable discussion.

Accompanied by a strong delegation from the County Executive and the County Assembly, Governor Mbugua will then visit the North Carolina A&T State University where issues to be discussed will include facilitating a partnership between the university and a Nakuru County based university.

The Governor is also scheduled to attend the International Association of African Non-Governmental Organization (IAAN) Social Accountability Summit on 7th and 8th August in Washington DC where he will also meet Kenyans whom he will sensitize on the potential opportunities towards establishing a diaspora and Nakuru County partnerships and investments.

During the visit the delegation will also get a chance to visit various sites including local industries and technology firms.

Governor Mbugua’s delegation includes Nakuru’s First Lady Lucia Mbugua, Speaker of the County Assembly Susan Kihika, CeC in charge of Finance and Planning Francis Mathea, CeC in charge of Lands, Housing, and Physical Planning Rachel Maina, County Secretary Joseph Motari, Chief Officer Trade and Industrialization Edith Kimani, and Member of County Assembly for Viwandani Ward, Naivasha Eunice “Mama Soko” Wambui, County Economic Advisor Eng. David Muthoga.

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