COUNTY GOVERNMENT DONATES SH 1 MILLION TO BUILD BURNT DORMITORIES

Nandi county government has donated sh 1 million for the construction of dormitories of Lelmokwo High school that was razed down by fire last night.

The fire gutted down all the belongings of 200 students who were in class doing their evening preps.

Nandi County governor Dr.Cleophas Lagat said that the county will purchase a fire engine to curb fire disasters in the county.

According to Lagat, property could be salvaged if the county had a fire engine. In his visit to the scene,the governor revealed that the county will spend sh 50 million to purchase a fire extinguishing truck.

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TECHNOSERVE AND JOHN DEERE FOUNDATION PAY A VISIT TO NANDI.

By Joyce Mutai.

Technoserve and John Deere foundation paid a visit to deputy Governor Nandi County office to discuss way forward in dairy and horticulture farming in the County.

The foundations aim to implement mobile training unit program in North rift region of Kenya and seeks to promote agricultural extension, knowledge and technology adoption in order to improve productivity, livelihoods and market access among atleast 800 small holder farmers in 3 sectors: dairy, maize and horticulture.

The mobile training program makes it easier for farmers to learn and also increase their production as they can watch the best practices on how milking, feeding and extension services should be carried out.

Deputy Governor Dominic Biwott, thanked technoserve and John Deere foundations for the move as farmers can now easily access the seedlings. He insisted that dairy farming is a priority in the County and so far accaricides worth shs. 42 million has been bought and cattle dips rehabilitated in almost all wards in the County.

Soon the County will roll out 120 water projects that will ensure that atleast 20,000 litres of water is supplied to homes on daily basis for both consumption and farming activities.

‘’Kaimosi farmers training college will soon be a training centre and farmers will be trained on crop production, soil testing, greenhouses and nurseries’’ He said. Deputy Governor urged the youth to venture in agri business as this will change the perception that farming is only for the old. He urged the two foundations to consider translating the training sessions to local language for all to understand the message being passed across.

Country Director for Technoserve Mr. Geoff Anderson said that young people should embrace farming especially in poultry and passion fruits. He urged the Agriculture sector to ensure that extension officers register all the farmers as it will assist in knowing what activities they are involved in and also increase interaction between extension officers and farmers.

Chief officer ministry of agriculture Mr. Willy Too applauded the move and said that even tractor drivers need to be trained on proper land preparation. He added that farmers need to have proper records of their farm activities for accountability.

Director John Deer Foundation John Laga said that his office is ready for contract partnership with investors of the same mind to see that standards of small scale farmers are elevated as his foundation has 75 horse power tractor for land ploughing and tracking and this will help farmers improve their farming activities. He also added that the foundation is keen in ensuring that water is available even in rural areas.

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CONSTRUCTION OF ULTRA-MODERN KIPCHOGE STADIUM

Following decades of neglect Kipchoge  Keino Stadium in Kapsabet will finally get a facelift following an initial Sh800 million budget allocation by the Nandi County Government. These include the construction of an ultra-modern stadium with 30,000-seater capacity.

 

This means that the hustle athletes have had to endure looking for training grounds will soon end.Kipchoge Keino stadium one of the oldest sports facilities in the country had collapsed because of negligence from the former governments.

 

The facility has produced the former and current international athletes. Among the national athletes include the legendary Kipchoge  Keino whom the stadium was named after who is now NOCK chairman.

 

Others are; The current CEC for sports in Nandi County Patrick Sang who is also the former 3000M steeplechase world silver medalist, Chesumei MP Elijah Lagat, Patrick Sang Henry Rono, Wilfred Bungei, Sammy Kosgei, Ibrahim Hussein, Peter Koech, Peter Rono, Ben Kogo, Pamela Jelimo, Janet Jepkosgei ,  Julius Taratit Sang, Tecla Chemabwai, Ebrahim Kipkemboi , Prof. Mike Boit, Wilson Kipketer, Nandi born, American based Bernard Lagat, Conseslus Kipruto,  Boston’s latest sensation and champion 113 edition Rita Cheptoo, Harambee stars player Wyclif Anyango, rugby national team player Kennedy Isundu among others.

 

The stadium is designed to provide international standards of sports facilities that will include a modern football pitch, a tartan track, as latest state-of-the-art indoor gymnasium and hotels.

 

Nandi County Governor Dr. Cleophas Lagat said the county government has budgeted Ksh. 100million in this financial year for initial works.

 

CEC for Sports Patrick Sang said that the stadium will have a perimeter fence, main stand for VIP and public car park and sanitary facility which will be placed beneath the main stand. There will also be a changing room and an effective sewer line and earth work to be included.

 

Athletes expressed their joy and said that the stadium is a major boost to their training timetable. They however called upon the county government to establish another training space to allow those that can’t afford maintenance fee for tartan track to use it as an alternative. Source Nandi County News, The Sailor

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