9 July 2014
Kenya: Lake Challa for Irrigation
By Raphael Mwadime
Taita Taveta County government wants investors to support a Sh50 million irrigation project. The project entails drawing water from Lake Challa in Taveta subcounty. Governor John Mruttu said the project will enhance food security. He was speaking at Mwatunge Primary School yesterday during the launch of five tractors bought by the county government. Unfavourable weather conditions have affected food sufficiency in Taita Taveta.
"Our rain-fed agriculture is not suitable in low-land areas which go for several seasons without rains," he said. Mruttu said plans are underway to set up a pipeline from Mzima Springs to supply ranches in Taita.
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