Governor Samboja empowers Rong’e women with Agricultural initiative
H.E. Governor Granton Samboja has handed over 30 Galla goats as a response to a promise he had made to Kighononyi women groups in Rong’e Ward, during his previous visit.
Governor Samboja empowers Rong’e women with Agricultural initiative
H.E. Governor Granton Samboja has handed over 30 Galla goats as a response to a promise he had made to Kighononyi women groups in Rong’e Ward, during his previous visit.
Governor Samboja stated that this is a women empowerment tool and domestication of global Sustainable Development Goal SDG 5 at the grassroots level.
“ Goal 5 aims to eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against women in the public and private spheres and to undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources and access to ownership of property,” Governor Samboja told the cheerful women at Mselia Vocational Training Centre VTC.
Governor Samboja added that the quality Galla breeding goats will increase the genetic potential of the local goats through breeding.
“ This sets to ensure the enhancement of the community-based breeding program to make the group a Galla Goat Multiplication Centre at the community level, “ the County Boss remarked.
Governor’s Gender Adviser Priscilla Mwangeka reiterated that this will improve the women’s livelihoods through the sale of breeding goats to other livestock farmers.
Meanwhile, Governor noted that in terms of nutrition the goats are producers of high nutritious milk hence boosting family nutrition value.
“ Goats distributed today have the high genetic potential for high growth rate and weight gain. They do well in Arid and Semi Arid Land ASAL ecological conditions. They produce good quality meat that responds well to a high demand in local and global markets, “ Governor continued.
He added that the Livestock Department shall continue to support groups with good management practices such as organised breeding plans.
The County Chief Officer CCO Livestock Amos Mwasi said that extension services provided entail training of group members to improve skills in feeding programs and good management practices.
Director Livestock Production Martin Luther Oyindo added that his Department of Livestock Production is mandated to enhance livestock breeding programs in the County to increase productivity.
On matters of health, the County Boss said that there will be a mobile eye clinic at the village level.
“ We have a new first-ever oxygen plant in Moi County Referral Hospital MCRH Voi Sub County, to supply oxygen in all 4 Sub Counties in Taita Taveta County. I will soon launch a new medical facility in Mwatate. It is a state of the art hospital, has a 160-bed capacity and furnished with an ICU facility, “ Governor noted.
This is in line with SDG 3 that calls for ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all of all ages.
Governor Samboja further contributed Ksh 60,000 to the women to enable development activities on their end.
“ In every established family, a woman is taking the lead in building strong bonds amongst members. Women are important pillars in the community, the country and ultimately the globe,” concluded the able Governor Samboja.
In attendance were Chief of Protocol Amos Mkari Saleh, Administrator Governor’s Office Loice Shali,  Mwatate Sub County Administrator Ruel Mwawasi, Rong’e Ward Administrator George Mwanjala among other senior County officials.