In a bid to make the County food secure, the County Government of Wajir today flagged off farm equipment and seedlings worth millions of shillings.
Governor Ahmed Abdullahi launched the project at the department of agriculture’s headquarters in Wajir town.
Three tractors, seedlings and livestock vaccines formed the goodies for the farmers in the county which largely depends on food aid from humanitarian organizations whenever there is drought.
For the first time, the tractors will play a different role in the County as they were previously used in the collection of garbage and solid waste collection.
In a statement on its official Facebook page, the County Government said that they invested 30 million shillings in the initiative aimed at making the County food secure.
The department of agriculture has also constructed 5 water harvesting structures in four sub-counties for supplementary irrigation to collect 250,000M3.
The county is expected to produce 34,000 tons of cereals (sorghum and maize) annually.
On the other side of the same coin, the Governor today also flagged off relief food worth 100 million to the internally displaced persons and other residents of Wajir County who have been affected by the biting drought.
He sent a stern warning to those entrusted with the distribution of the food that anyone found selling the relief food will be dealt with accordingly.