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West Pokot distributes maize seeds

 

West Pokot county government has flagged off 381 tonnes (381, 000kgs) of certified maize seeds to all wards in readiness for this year’s planting season in a move to improve food security in the region.

 

The seeds will be distributed to farmers across all the 20 Wards to cover approximately 88, 100 acres for the oncoming planting season.

 

Speaking at Makutano Stadium while flagging off the seeds to various wards, area governor Prof. John Lonyangapuo said the county was a victim of drought and the farmers experienced 85 percent crop failure which has resulted to food shortage.

 

Prof. Lonyangapuo called on the farmers in the region to prepare their farms early in anticipation for the March, April and May long rains.

 

“Although the maize seeds will not be sufficient for all the farmers, those most vulnerable will be given priority,” stated the governor.

 

He expressed confidence that his administration will continue supporting farmers across the county, calling on politicians in the region to support his quest in supporting locals and implementing his development plans.

 

“There are politicians who have time to spread lies over my projects and are not doing anything to support locals,” he said.

 

The governor hit out on some of the politicians who are after pinpointing mistakes in his leadership yet they themselves in their leadership capacity have no track record in implementing projects.

 

“I am not here for politics at the expense of service delivery to my voters. Let us avoid divisive politics,” urged Lonyangapuo.

West Pokot governor Prof. John Lonyangapuo flags off a consignment of maize seeds at Makutano Stadium

 

He took a swipe at his deputy governor Nicholas Atudonyang and promised to defeat him without much struggle in the August polls.

 

I am a master of smart politics. I welcome him for the gubernatorial contest although I pity him. He is already sweating on television interviews before campaigns starts. He is almost going back to the United States even before visiting the county,” he noted.

 

Prof. Lonyangapuo prayed for long rains to enable crops flourish for bumper harvest.

 

“We pray for rains and economic boost. God will also see us through during this electioneering year,” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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