10 December 2012

Kenya: Kamama Pleads for Aid From Foreign Donors

BARINGO East MP Asman Kamama has called on the government and international donors to give agricultural aid to the area. Kamama said providing the locals with enough farming skills and equipment will encourage more people to take up crop farming.

He said this is the only way to increase their food security and free them from poverty. "It's only through sustained food production that the communities living in this district will eradicate poverty," said Kamama. "I ask the government and development agencies to lend support to the people."

The MP said he has already donated 20 irrigation pumps to the people of Koloa and Ngoroni. Kamama said the pumps should help boost farmers. "The irrigation pumps will help more than 3,000 families engage in crop farming."

He appealed to the residents to register as voters. Kamama praised the efforts of Kerio East MP Linah Kilimo for preaching peaceful co-existence among the communities living in the region.

Kamama asked the pastoralists to support the Eldoret North MP's URP in the general election. He said the Jubilee coalition was a formidable force.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Musalia Mudavadi has since joined the forces to form a Jubilee Coalition. "They should adopt a master plan that saw the countries of South Korea, Singapore and Thailand spur economic development growth," added the Assistant minister for Technical Education.

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