GOVERNOR'S PRESS

Makueni Fruit Processing Plant Roars to Life

Date of Event/Action: 
Jun 29 2017

The engines have roared to life. The long awaited Makueni Fruit Processing Plant is now a reality. Governor Kivutha Kibwana, Makueni Farmers representatives, and residents of Makueni have today unveiled the Makueni Fruit Processing Plant at Kalamba. The Plant has a capacity to process 5 metric tons of raw mangoes producing 3,000 liters of Puree (Mango concentrate) per hour. A liter of the concentrate fetches KES 150 at the market place.

Before devolution, the idea of establishing a fruit processing plant, in Makueni to help our fruit farmers to stem wastage and raise incomes was always dear and heavily borne in our hearts and minds. However, the power and opportunity to allocate public resources of the magnitude required to realize this remained a dream. Dreams not achieved turned into nightmares during the peak seasons when mango prices dipped to three shillings per piece.

This factory will provide opportunities for local farmers and investors to own a stake and grow wealth, learn new technologies and learn about value addition to increase farm incomes. Our farmers are the primary stakeholders of the plant. The Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries is now seized with enhancement of the quality of our fruits, control of the fruit fly and farmer education to ensure the fruits processed in the plant are compliant with European Union (EU) standards.

 

THWAKE BRIDGE COMING SOON

Date of Event/Action: 
Jun 28 2017

In less than 18 months from today, residents of Makueni and lower Mbooni Subcounties will nolonger worry about crossing River Thwake during the rainy season, for their every day transactions.

Governor Kivutha Kibwana has today launched construction works for a KES 334Million Bridge, which will permanently end scary tales of people, animals and vehicles drowning while attempting to cross the River from either Wote, or Kalawa.

The 110-Meter long bridge will also connect an earmarked class B road from Wote to Kitui, thus opening the County to a greater economic growth.

Ground-breaking: Emali Bus Park & Grocer Shops

Date of Event/Action: 
Jul 15 2016

Governor Kivutha Kibwana flags off construction of Emali modern bus park and green grocer market. The project is one of the County Government's flagship projects and is expected to turn around the economy of the town and the County as a whole.

Governor's Cup Finals

Date of Event/Action: 
Nov 14 2015 to Nov 15 2015
 
 
Youth from across the county displayed a sporting prowess never witnessed before in the two-day Governors Cup Finals at Wote.
The Governor’s Cup Championship is an annual county event whose main objective is to identify, nurture and develop sporting talents among the youth in the county.
The specific objectives of the championships are:-
  • To create an opportunity for the Youth to showcase their talent
  • To provide a platform for scouting of talents
  • To provide a platform for linking talented youth to professional clubs and other institutions
  • To provide a platform for awareness creation on issues relevant to youth – HIV/AIDs, drug and substance abuse
  • To create an opportunity for the youth to participate in the KENYA YOUTH INTER COUNTY GAMES, “KYISA”.
The championship targets youths aged between 15-34 years in both soccer and volleyball for men and women.
 

Governor Kibwana Issuing Title Deeds

Date of Event/Action: 
Nov 3 2015

Governor Kibwana launched a countywide issuance of 40,000 title deeds recently.
An empowered society is truly emancipated from poverty, and propelled towards freedom and prosperity. The Title deed issuance caravan led by Governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana toured Makindu and Nguumo wards, where residents of Makindu, Kai, Kisingo, Syumile, Sekeleni and Mbui Nzau were issued with title deeds. 40,000 titles will be distributed in the exercise.

 

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