Uasin Gishu Governor H.E Hon Jackson K. Mandago, EGH today received a delegation from Sweden led by Ambassador Anna Jardfelt at his County office. She is visiting Uasin Gishu to asses the programs supported by the Swedish government through the Agriculture Sector Development Support Programme (ASDSP).
The Governor praised the cordial relations between Sweden and the County Government of Uasin Gishu citing several development projects including the Norkopping University’s learning programme partnership with Moi University.
As the phase two of the ASDSP program sets to roll, the Governor insisted on the implementors to ensure that farmers in the dairy sector increase their productivity from the current six litres per cow per day to a minimum of ten litres.
Touching on horticulture he lauded the strides taken by passion fruit farmers where groups have been formed and registered into cooperative societies helping ease the production and sale of their crop.
It’s worth noting that Uasin Gishu farmers have taken a tremendous step in embracing diversification, for instance, farmer group from Kapteldon sells their passion fruit to supermarkets and export to neighboring countries…” he noted.
Amb. Jardfelt commended the good leadership of Hon Mandago, saying his administration has enabled a seamless environment on running of Swedish supported projects adding that the embassy is glad on the progress the waste disposal management project is making.
The ASDSP is a program constituted by the Swedish government and Government of Kenya, designed as a national programme with decentralized units in each county. These units, in turn, are now instrumental in helping ASDSP to cope with the devolution process.
The ASDSP national coordinator, Mr. Josephat Muhunyu also hailed the good work U.G County has done as compared to other counties.