22 million set aside to boost fish farming in Nakuru

The County Government of Nakuru will provide capacity building to the Lake Naivasha Beach Management Unit to enable them protect the Lake.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui says Lake Naivasha holds the wealth of Naivasha Sub County hence need to ensure good management.

“We are aware that Lake Naivasha holds the wealth of Naivasha Sub County, prompting us to manage this resource well” he said.

He spoke on Wednesday when he joined Principal Secretary of Agriculture and Fisheries Prof Micheni Ntiba in marking World Fisheries Day at Kamere Beach in Lake Naivasha.

The Governor Commended National Government for choosing Nakuru County as the host for the national event.

The county government of Nakuru has prioritized fish farming and has set aside Sh 22 million to boost fish farming.

In addition, the county will construct a modern market along the Nakuru-Nairobi highway, where fish traders can sell their fish to the road users.

This even as the county agreed to remove the Karagita Beach corridor case from court and instead settle it out of court for the sake of the fisher folk who use this route to access the Lake.

Earlier, the team restocked the Lake with 150, 000 fingerlings.

The function was also attended by Agriculture CECM Dr Immaculate Maina, Public Service Management CECM Mwangangi Mwania, Chief Officers, Directors, and members of the County Assembly among other officials.

PHOTO/NGPU:Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui holds a fish when he joined Principal Secretary of Agriculture and Fisheries Prof Micheni Ntiba in marking World Fisheries Day at Kamere Beach in Lake Naivasha.

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