PS Ephantus Kimotho joined Twiga Foods Limited employees in harvesting and stocking of the first significant harvest of Galana Kulalu maize trial project. This was during the flag off of maize harvest in Kilifi and Tana River Counties on Friday afternoon.

The project, spearheaded by the State Department for Irrigation and Twiga foods limited through Public Private Partnership (PPP), is one of the critical government projects that addresses food security particularly maize deficit that causes price fluctuations.

The Galana Kulalu therefore is a beacon of hope to the country for various reasons.

  1. Food Security.

President Ruto has reiterated the need for the country to be independent in providing food for its citizens. There is a need to reduce the amount of resources spent on importing food. Therefore, the success of a project such as Galana Kulalu gives hopes for more food grown in the country. Prices of food stuffs will be positively influenced by this projects, lowering the cost of living and bettering the lives of Kenyans.

  • Employment Opportunities.

The success of the project will ultimately lead to a string of employment opportunities. From directly at the irrigation sites to indirectly through the expansion of processing plants of items such as maize flow to market places and much more.

  • Increase in Agricultural Activities.

The Galana Kulalu has demonstrated the potential of modern irrigation methods to increase agricultural productivity. By providing water even in arid and semi-arid areas, it enables farmers to grow more crops throughout the year, boosting yields and income.