It was a proud day for our County as we launched the disbursement of KES 59,750,000 targeting 239 groups, each receiving KES 250,000, equivalent to 4,785 households and KES 25 million micro-projects grants which will be utilized by 3,700 beneficiaries (organized into 185 Common Interest Groups (CIGs) under the Emergency Locust Response Program (ELRP).
Wajir County is proud to be one of the beneficiary counties under the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP), a five-year, Government of Kenya project under the NEDI initiative.
The objective of these funds is to support affected farmers and livestock-keeping households in restoring their productive assets, thus enhancing their adaptation and resilience.
I would like to thank the Government of Kenya, the World Bank, the KCSAP and ELRP teams, and the farmers and community members who are participating in these projects. Your hard work and commitment are essential to their success.
I further wish to thank the emergency Locust Response Project National team members;
1. Esther Mueni Wambua- National Project Coordinator
2. Dr. Boniface Kitheka Mutua- Monitoring and Evaluation
3. Catherine Kinyanjui- Component 2: Livelihood Protection and Rehabilitation.
As well as the County Project Coordinating Units (CPCUs) of KCSAP and ELRP led by their Project Coordinators namely Mr. Hassan Mohamed Adan of ELRP and Mr. Abdinoor Issack Musa of KCSAP.
I am confident that these projects will be a success and will help to create a brighter future for the Wajir community.