Uasin gishu Governor H.E Jackson Mandago has pledge that his government will establish county enterprise fund which will offer loans to women and youth at 5 per cent intrest rates. Speaking yeatersday at Tembelio ward while launching several projects Governor mandago said the kitty will complement similar initiatives by the national government such as the Uwezo and Youth funds.
“The fund will be a major boost for youths, who have been complaining of joblessness. With good business proposals, they can apply for capital to initiate or grow income-generating projects,” said the governor
The fund will be set aside in the coming financial year budget.
In his Tembelio ward tour H.E. Governor Jackson K. Arap Mandago oversaw drilling of Kapsoen borehole , officially opened Keljin ECDE classroom and broke the ground for construction of Kiplegetet model ECDE centre.
In his public address Governor Mandago re-iterated the his administration’s commitment to livestock development program subsidy; all cattle dips in Tembelio ward have received acaricides and are now required to cut their dipping rates by half to Kshs 10 per animal.
He also alerted the public on about a recently reported outbreak of Army worms as reported in Trans Nzoia County. Uasin Gishu has effectively deployed agricultural officers to monitor it’s spread especially in the regions bordering Trans Nzioa and Kakamega counties.
In the last two years Uasin Gishu County department of agriculture has been successful in monitoring and preventing crop and livestock pest and disease outbreaks from spreading into the county as such we have not imposed livestock quarantine for two years running.
Governor mandago rallied residents of Tembelio ward to support his re-election bid . He said his government is working towards improving the livelihoods of uasin gishu residents.