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Uganda Benchmarks in Makueni

Uganda’s LDC-Led LIFE-AR initiative tasked with developing effective and long-term climate adaption interventions and delivering climate finance to local actors on Wednesday paid a courtesy call to H.E Deputy Governor Lucy Mulili during a benchmarking tour of the County.
The team led by Joseph Epitu, commissioner-water, and the Environment sector was taken through some of the interventions made by the county.
The county has set aside 2% of its development budget for climate financing as per the Makueni County Climate Change Act, 2022, and passed climate regulation, 2018, hence strengthening County Climate Change Fund (CCCF). Currently, the county is preparing to conduct a participatory Climate Risk Assessment (PCRA) so as to understand local climate risks and actions to build community resilience.
During their 2-day program, the delegates will have a field visit led by Dr. Sonia Nzilani, CECM, Land, Urban Planning & Development, Environment, and Climate Change to see how the county, partners have taken action in remediating climate change.

Towards Livestock Feed Commercialization in Makueni.

Over 500 dairy farmers of Kitise Farmers Cooperative Society, who are also into large-scale production of hay have received a 4- wheel driven tractor that will boost pasture mechanized farm operations.
Previously, the farmers have been hiring tractor services at high cost rates to complement their existing farm equipment for production.
The donation is part of the livestock feed commercialization project which is being funded by the Mastercard Foundation and implemented by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) through Business Initiatives for Survival and Eradication of Poverty (BISEP) in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Irrigation, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperative Development in Makueni.
According to Agriculture Executive Joyce Mutua, the program aims at increasing the feed resource base in Makueni through provision of farm equipment, distribution of pasture seeds and linkages to market. So far, close to 3000 farmers have benefitted from the initiative which is at the pilot phase.
Mutua spoke during the handing over of equipment ceremony on Monday at the Maps Office, and was flanked by officials from FAO and Agriculture and Livestock Chief officers Daniel Ndolo and Dr. Victoria Kyalo respectively.
Other farmer groups also benefited from the equipment donation.

National Mango Conference rekindles farmers’ hopes .

The three-day national mango conference came to an end on Thursday with thousands of farmers hoping to reap big from their mango farms and have their products be part of consignments to EU countries.
Today the delegates had a field visit to various mango farms, value-addition firms, and a tour of the Kalamba Fruit Processing Plant.
The climax of the conference was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Makueni Governor, H.E. Mutula Kilonzo Jr, and Cornelly Serem, Chairman, of the Agriculture, and Food Authority Board, for a stronger Kenyan mango industry and better markets.



Makueni health services CECM Dr. Paul Musila has urged locals at Kinyambu,Thange ward to routinely monitor their blood pressure and engage in healthy lifestyle. 
Dr. Musila gave the comments while presiding on the World Hypertension Day celebrations at Kinyambu health center.
He warned that high blood pressure is a silent killer hence the signs and symptoms do not appear early.
He further, asked the health workers in the county to make schedule screening of locals at churches, village gatherings among other public places so as to track down those who need medical care.
While addressing locals during the same meeting, the head of non- communicable diseases in Makueni Dr. Joseph Mulei revealed that statistics made available showed that Thange ward was worst affected by non – communicable diseases while one in every four people across the County suffered from high blood pressure.

An Act of Humanity. For Every Child a Fair Chance In Education.

Saturday, May 13, 2023/ Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr graced Tusome Foundation /MINA motivation and Prize giving ceremony at Ikalyoni secondary school, Kilungu, Kaiti sub-county, where Students, and teachers are getting awarded for their good performance in different fields including those who excelled in last year’s KCPE & KCSE examinations.
The governor’s 2016 brainchild Tusome Foundation covers 6 primary schools, and 1 secondary school and has been doing welfare activities, supporting education, and environmental conservation.
H.E Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr fired warning shot on sex pests preying on minors after reports emerged of increased defilement cases in the region.