UHURU/RUTO’s Government to establish SH10 BILLION sugar project in West Pokot.County News 05:55
Tuesday April 30, 2013 - President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Government has announced plans to establish a multi-billion sugarcane project in West Pokot-Turkana borders.
While confirming this, Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) Managing Director David Kimosop said that the 10-billion shillings project would be overseen by his Authority which has already contracted an Indian Company to undertake the project.
He noted that his authority had conducted a feasibility study on the soil and found it suitable for sugarcane production.
Kimosop urged Pokot and Turkana communities to embrace the project saying it would benefit the locals.
The project that sits on 40,000 acres of land will see the said land put under irrigation with water from Turkwel Dam thereby turning the dry region into an agricultural hub.
According to Kimosop, part of the sh10 billion will be used to construct a sugar factory and a nuclear power station to generate electricity.
The Kenyan DAILY POST