The Star (Nairobi)

11 April 2014

Kenya: Kisii Launches Sh57 Million Fish Farming Project

THE Kisii government will spend Sh57 million to put up 288 fish ponds, Agriculture executive Vincent Sagwe has said. He said the fish farming project will boos food security and improve farmers' incomes.

Sagwe was speaking at Bogiakumu village in Bonchari subcounty during the launch of the programme on Wednesday. He said the project will be implemented by the Fisheries department and the county government. Sagwe said the initiative aims to commercialise fish farming and to improve food security.

"Currently, we have recruited youth who are building eight standard fish ponds measuring 300 square metres in each of the 45 wards in the county. Each pond will receive 1,000 fingerlings," he said. Sagwe said the county government will set up aqua shops in each of the nine subcounties.

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