20 December 2012

Kenya: Varsity Signs Mou With 3.2bn Project

The Programme for Agriculture and Livelihoods in Western Communities has signed an MOU with Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology to help the programme improve its operations in Busia.

PALWECO is a five year community development programme on agriculture and rural development which has been operating in Busia since 2010.

It is a Sh3.2 billion project which 90 per cent is funded through grants from the government of Finland and 10 per cent from government of Kenya.cThe programme is implemented through the Ministry of Planning and National Development.The ceremony was conducted yesterday at Palweco offices in Busia town.

The MOU was signed by MMUST vice chancellor Prof. Barasa Wangila and deputy vice chancellor Prof. John Shiundu; Palweco chief technical advisor Ms Maarit Hinvonen and programme director Sakwa Mangala.

In the agreement, the university will assist the organization carry out studies in various scientific and technological areas that are in-line with identified needs of Busia's residents.

The partnership is also expected to create opportunities for internship and practical work assignments for the University students'.Government representative at the event was Western Provincial Director of Planning Mr.James Nyabocha.

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